Museums are essential structures that house a variety of historic elements such as paintings, artifacts, jewelry, weapons, and other items that hold historic value. Museum conservators are trained professionals that care for and restore a variety of historical objects. Museum conservators typically need at least a master degree in conservation, history, library science, or other related field. Prospective museum conservators typically complete courses in art history, archaeology, chemistry, and library science. Employment of museum conservators is expected to grow much faster than average for all professions, increasing 26% from 2008 to 2018. Increased public interest in a variety of museum topics will drive job growth.