Careers for History Majors

What can you do with an undergraduate degree in history? What sorts of skills do you gain through historical study? For what kinds of careers does a history major prepare you?


See the following sites for further information concerning career opportunities and job types, as well as guidance for those interested in graduate training and a career as a professional historian.


Careers for History Majors


This miniguide by the American Historical Association is a good place to begin.


CollegeBoard career profile


A brief overview of the skills gained through studying history at the high school and university level.


Organization of American Historians FAQs


Answers basic questions and offers useful links to further information about pursuing history as a career.


Careers for Students of History -- Training and Jobs for the Professional Historian


A discussion of job types, graduate-level training, and market trends for professional historians.