Careers Worth Exploring If You Have An Interest In History And Culture

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To a certain extent, every individual finds some part of history and culture fascinating. However, there are some that are so intrigued by it, that they decide to pursue it as their career. Here are some of the best career options to explore if you have an elevated interest in the fields of history and culture. 

Archaeology 

If you are someone who has an interest in research and history, then this is the field for you. The work of an archaeologist can be research-based or field-related. It includes excavation, but that is only one aspect of archaeology. You are free to specialize in particular objects of study. For instance, you can be an expert on coins called a numismatist, or an epigraphist who deciphers inscriptions. In fact, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) employs archaeologists and is entrusted with the maintenance of 3,600 monuments, state departments of the archaeology of different state governments, heritage bodies, museums, and other research institutions.

Museology 

Museologists or specialists in museology are the ones who deal with the design, organization, and management of museums. Their work is filled with research, administration, and public relations. The National Museum Institute in New Delhi offers a great Master’s program in Museology.

Archivists

Archivists are experts in preservation, repairing parchment and paper manuscripts, and microfilming documents. They get work in museums, libraries, the National Archives of India, and different state archives.

Historians

A historian’s job is to study and research history and communicate it through written or published works. The prerequisite to becoming a historian is a bachelor’s degree in history followed by a Masters in specific areas such as political history, military history, etc.

Museum Curators 

Museum curators specialize in natural history, metals, terracotta, textiles, paintings, and other related things. The field requires an artistic and aesthetic bent of mind along with administrative skills. It also includes maintenance of records of each item, for instance, from where it has been discovered or acquired, its estimated age, conservation treatment, and other such details.

Teachers 

For those who have an interest in teaching can share their knowledge by becoming a teacher either for primary schools or universities. To be a teacher you need to have pursued history in your graduation and should have pursued B.Ed. If you wish to teach at the university level, you will have to complete your Masters’s degree and then clear the NET examination. In addition, you can also be employed as a researcher in historical research organizations such as the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR) and the Indian Council of Social Sciences Research (ICSSR).

Civil Services

History has always been a favorite subject for the Civil Services exam, particularly the main exam. Although vast, the syllabus offers many advantages of being easy to understand and absorb, having no dearth of study material, and the fact that it covers a key segment of the General Studies paper.

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