History majors have the ability to enter many different career fields. Learning how to write well, communicate effectively, and analyze complex subjects are skills employers want. Learning history isn't just about the past, it's about how the past created the world of today, and understanding the world today will benefit your career forever.
Historians work as Educators
- Elementary schools, secondary schools, postsecondary, education, historic sites and museums
Historians work as Researchers
- Museum and Historical organizations, cultural resources, management and historic preservation, think tanks, genealogy, government researcher/analysis
Historians work as Communicators
- Writers, editors, journalists, documentary editors, producers of multimedia material, historians as information managers, archivists, librarians, information managers.
Historians work as Advocates
- Lawyers and paralegals, litigation support, legislative staff, work, government workers, foundations
Historians work in Businesses and Associations
- Historians in corporations, contract historians, historians in nonprofit associations
Historians work as Grad Students
- Graduate programs in history, museum studies, library science and law
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