What Can I Do as a History Major?
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.
More specifically, though, with your degree in history you can be an educator, researcher, communicator or editor, information manager, advocate, or even a businessperson.
Historians as Educators
Historic Sites and Museums
Historians as Researchers
Museums and Historical Organizations
Cultural Resources Management and Historic Preservation
Historians As Communicators
Writers and Editors
Producers of Multimedia Material
Historians As Information Managers
Historians As Advocates
Lawyers and Paralegals
Legislative Staff Work
Historians in Businesses and Associations
Historians in Corporations
Historians and Nonprofit Associations
Note: This statement is courtesy of the American Historical Association. Students should be aware that many of these careers will require education beyond a bachelor’s degree.