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 MajorsThis 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 (PDF): 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.