Career Outlook for Museum Technicians and Conservators

Also known as:  Art Conservator, Art Preparator, Conservation Technician, Ethnographic Materials Conservator, Museum Exhibit Technician, Objects Conservator, Paintings Conservator, Paper Conservator, Textile Conservator
The overall job outlook for Museum Technician or Conservator careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly increased by 17.29 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 2.88 percent per year. Demand for Museum Technicians and Conservators is expected to go up, with an expected 3,520 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.24 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Museum Technicians and Conservators in the following states
California 1,080
Missouri 790
District of Columbia 670
Pennsylvania 610
Maryland 600
New York 570
Massachusetts 510
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Museum Technicians and Conservators
Montana 30
Hawaii 40
Vermont 40
Alaska 40
South Dakota 40
Puerto Rico 50
Delaware 50