Pouherenga Kōrero o-Mua

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Historians research, write and present information about events and people of the past and present. They may also teach history.


Historians employed in universities or the public sector usually earn

$40-$120K per year

Source: Tertiary Education Union and Ministry for Culture and Heritage, 2018.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an historian are poor due to high competition for few vacancies.
Two children and a woman looking in a display case in a museum

Historians present historical information to audiences ranging from academic conferences to schoolchildren

Last updated 16 January 2018