Learn about the types of people who become music historians. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2022
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a music historian. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More men than women are interested in becoming music historians at a ratio of 1.23 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2022
73% of music historians are female and 27% are male.
Gender Bias, 2022
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a music historian and the actual gender mix of people in the career.
If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a music historian and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a music historian than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.