What can I do with a History Degree?

Historians as Communicators

  • Writers and Editors
  • Journalists
  • Documentary Editors
  • Producers of Multimedia Material
  • Historians as Information Managers
  • Archivists
  • Records Managers
  • Librarians
  • Information Managers

Historians as Researchers

  • Cultural Resources Management and Historic Preservation
  • Think Tanks
  • Government Researcher
  • Demographer

Historians as Advocates

  • Lawyers and Paralegals
  • Litigation Support
  • Legislative Staff Work
  • Government Program Administrator
  • Foundations

Historians in Businesses and Associations

  • Historians in Corporations
  • Contract Historians
  • Historians and Nonprofit Associations

Careers in Education

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • College Professor
  • Historic Sites and Museums
    • Curator
    • Collections Manager
    • Museum Educator
    • Conservator (maintains integrity of historical objects)

Other Related Careers

  • Archeologist
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Health Management Associate
  • Military Officer

Adapted from the American Historical Association booklet Careers for Majors of History and its mini web guide Careers for History Majors: A Mini Guide from the American Historical Association.

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