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College of Arts and Sciences History Department

Career Preparation

Oh, the places you'll go with a history major!

Do you want to teach history in high school or college? Excellent! But a history major, when paired with another major or minor, can help you launch a career as a museum curator, documentary researcher, archivist, librarian or lawyer. You might also like to work as a legislative staffer, a foreign service officer or a public policy researcher.

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Career Resources from the American Historical Association

The American Historical Association (AHA), the premiere professional organization for people interested in history-related careers, has an excellent set of resources for career planning. For each profession, this resource provides information about scope of training, market trends, and profiles of people working in the field.

AHA Career Planning Resources

Career Resources from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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