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Historians Skills

Below are the skills needed to be historians according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Reading Comprehension4.754.88
Critical Thinking4.124.12
Active Listening44
Writing44.88
Speaking3.884.12

Historians Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be historians according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Written Comprehension4.755
Written Expression4.254.88
Oral Comprehension44.62
Oral Expression44.75
Inductive Reasoning3.883.88

Historians Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be historians according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
History and Archeology4.475.44
English Language4.34.5
Customer and Personal Service3.53.81
Clerical3.154.03
Geography3.134.42

Historians Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being historians according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Getting Information4.644.83
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others4.434.71
Thinking Creatively4.344.84
Documenting/Recording Information4.324.53
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events4.255.04

Historians Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being historians according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Integrity4.53
Cooperation4.49
Attention to Detail4.1
Concern for Others4.09
Dependability4.08

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Historians

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Historians jobs , as of 2019

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Salt Lake City130 N/A
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell60 $63,120
Rochester50 $30,280
Albany-Schenectady-Troy50 $35,180
Harrisburg-Carlisle50 $69,530
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade40 $79,540
San Antonio-New Braunfels40 $79,600
Richmond30 $62,640
Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinN/A N/A
Denver-Aurora-LakewoodN/A N/A

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to historians

Source : 2019 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2018-28 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 24.2 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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