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 pamphlet by the American Historical Association is a good place to begin.
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.
Focus on History Careers: Handy information sheet put together by Prof. Shana Brown.
Organization of American Historians FAQs: Answers basic questions and offers useful links to further information about pursuing history as a career.