Careers and Employment Outlook

Careers and Employment Outlook

If you major in history, then your academic skills will be well-suited to the careers described on the following website: "Careers for History Majors — a mini-guide from the American Historical Association"

These major categories from "Careers for History Majors" represent the types of organizations where history students often work. Click on the example for each category to see a nearby business or organization that posts jobs requiring historical skills.

Historians as Educators

(Example: Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History)
Elementary Schools
Secondary Schools
Postsecondary Education
Historic Sites and Museums

Historians as Researchers

(Example: UT-San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures)
Museums and Historical Organizations
Cultural Resources Management and Historic Preservation
Think Tanks

Historians as Communicators

(Example: Corpus Christi Public Library Special Collections and Archives)
Writers and Editors
Documentary Editors
Producers of Multimedia Material
Historians As Information Managers
Records Managers
Information Managers

Historians As Advocates

(Example: Human Resources Office of the Texas Senate)
Lawyers and Paralegals
Litigation Support
Legislative Staff Work

Historians in Businesses and Associations

(Example: Flint Hill Resources careers site)
Historians in Corporations
Contract Historians
Historians and Nonprofit Associations

Page last updated May 21, 2021.

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