Careers in History
What can you do with an undergraduate degree in history?
Many, many things.
As a liberal arts major, of course, the world is your oyster and you can consider a multitude of careers. Among the jobs you can consider are: advertising executive, analyst, archivist, broadcaster, campaign worker, consultant, congressional aide, editor, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, information specialist, intelligence agent, journalist, legal assistant, lobbyist, personnel manager, public relations staffer, researcher, teacher . . . the list can be almost endless. . . . [continued at the American Historical Association website]
Source: American Historical Association
Careers for Students of History
Constance Schulz, Page Putnam Miller, Aaron Marrs, and Kevin Allen Sponsored by the AHA and the National Council on Public History (NCPH), and authored by faculty and students in the Public History Program at the University of South Carolina, the 2002 edition of Careers for Students of History is a must read for any prospective student interested in pursuing a career in history. This new and expanded edition discusses the numerous career possibilities, and includes interviews with prominent historians in all fields of history, ranging from academic and publishing, to public and consulting. 2002. 64 pages
ISBN 0-87229-128-6 $7 members $9 nonmember
On-line version available at AHA website.
Private Consulting Firms
Historical Research Associates
Organizations & Associations with Career Information & Job Listings
American Association for State and Local History
American Association of Museums
The Chronicle of Higher Education
National Council for Public History
National Park Service
Public History Resource Center
Society of American Archivists
Society for History in the Federal Government
State and Local Government Employment Websites
The Undergraduate Research Program offers history majors a unique opportunity to develop and demonstrate their intellectual and research skills. By providing financial support and close faculty mentoring, the program permits our students to pursue their interests, and gain new abilities as a historical researcher.
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