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This concise volume is the place to start for anyone considering a career in museums. Expert curator Elizabeth Schlatter outlines the nature of the profession, the types of museums, and the types of jobs within museums, including salary ranges. She tells the reader the kinds of training needed, how to secure a job, and how to move up the ladder once you are working in the field. Schlatter discusses the pros and cons, rewards and challenges of embarking on a museum career. Interviews with a host of other museum professionals show the various pathways that people take within the field. For novices in the field, students in museum studies programs, or anyone considering this as a career choice, Schlatter's book is an essential starting point.