History Careers

What are the opportunities within the field of History?
The list of potential careers for historians is almost endless since the versatility of the degree and skills associated with it lend themselves to creating a number of opportunities.  Traditional avenues of employment for historians are as educators, researchers, and authors.  Yet more and more history degrees are seen as the foundation for legal, governmental, and consulting jobs as well.  A Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in History can lead to any one of the following careers:

  • Elementary and Secondary school teacher
  • Preservationist of historical sites
  • Museum curator
  • Journalist
  • Author
  • Documentary editor
  • Archivists
  • Librarians
  • Lawyers and Paralegals
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Television/Movie consultant
  • Politics