What can I do with my HISTORY degree?

What can I do with my HISTORY degree?

Employers of History Majors

  • Federal Agencies including: Smithsonian Institution, National Archives & Records, Library of Congress, National Park Service, Intelligence Services and Forest Service
  • State Agencies including: State Archives and Libraries, State Museums, Parks and Historic Sites
  • Municipal Archives
  • Arts & Humanities Councils & Commissions
  • School Districts
  • Business & Industry
  • Travel & Tourism
  • Public Interest Groups, Political Campaigns
  • Research Foundations
  • General Motors
  • Johnson Controls
  • Ameritech
  • Abbott Labs
  • AT & T
  • U. S. National Archives
  • University & Public Libraries


Related Occupations for History Majors

Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.

Account Executive International Relations Specialist
Archivist Journalist
College & University Librarian Lecturer
College & University Professor Legal Assistant
Congressional Aide Lobbyist
Consumer Advocate Manger of Research & Planning
Corporate Executive Manuscript & Records Manager
Corporate Historian Museum Curator
Criminologist News Correspondent
Demographer Park Ranger
Editor Researcher
Foreign Service Officer School Administrator
Genealogist Stock Broker
Historian Teacher
Historic Preservation Specialist Treasury Agent
Historic Site Specialist U.S. Military Officer
Historical Society Manager or Staff Person or Administrator Writer/Biographer
Human Resource Manager  


Preparing for a Job in History Related Occupations

  1. Join related campus organizations such as A.S.H. (Associated Students of History) or
    Phi Alpha Theta (International History Honorary Fraternity)
  2. Get relevant experience in student government or internship in government agency.
  3. Develop foreign language ability.
  4. Volunteer on political campaigns, political advocacy groups or community service projects.
  5. Obtain part-time work or volunteer work as tour guide or museum guide.
  6. Consider advanced degree.


Program Overview   Contact Information
History   Department of History and Political Science
    College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    On Campus: Fayard Hall, Room 335
    Telephone: 985-549-2109

Links for History Majors