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How to become an Archivist
A four-year degree is generally required, and most archivists obtain a master's degree or higher. In the United States certification is provided by the Academy of Certified Archivists.
While the specific requirements vary, one must obtain a degree in a relevant field - such as history, art history, library science, or library and archives assisting - and will most often need to obtain experience in an archival repository before achieving the official role of archivist.