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Jobs in History and Geography

Jobs in History and Geography

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Of Course You Can get a Job with a History Degree. Here is How We will Help You!

So Many Jobs with a History Degree

Historians as Educators

History Professor

  • Elementary, Secondary and Post secondary school educators
  • Professor
  • Scholar
  • History Sites and Museums

Historians in Public History

Museum Curator

  • Museums and Historical organizations
  • Cultural Resources Management
  • Historical Preservation
  • Curator
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Historic Site Manager

Historians in Government


  • Archaeologist
  • National Park Service
  • State Park ranger
  • S. Forest Service
  • Urban Planner
  • Geospatial Analyst
  • Imagery Analyst
  • Demographer
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics

Historians in Media

  • Writers and Editor
  • Journalist
  • Documentary Editor
  • Filmmaker
  • Web Designer

Historians as Information Managers

Museum Researcher

  • Archivist
  • Records Manager
  • Librarian
  • Researcher

Historians as Advocates

  • Lawyers and paralegals, Litigation support
  • Legislative Staff Work
  • Foundation officer
  • Policy Maker
  • Campaigner worker
  • Congressional Aide
  • Foreign Service Officer/Diplomat

Historians in Businesses

  • Historians in Corporation
  • Analyst
  • Contract Historian
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Corporate Archivist
You Want to Teach History?  We can get you set up for success!

You Want to Teach History? We can get you set up for success!

If your desire is to teach history or social studies to high school students, you have come to the right place! As you pursue your Historical Studies degree you will master the material you will be teaching, and you will also have the opportunity to pursue areas of special interest that will enliven your classes. Research and writing papers is great practice for organizing material, and frequent class presentations give you experience sharing history in front of a class. You also will get a solid grounding in the social studies that are often taught by new teachers before they get the seniority to teach history when you complete the Social Studies minor. We hear from our graduates that when they step into the classroom they feel well prepared and we look forward to hearing the same from you.

Make a Career in Public History

Make a Career in Public History

Take your professional love of history and share it with others. Build a satisfying career by applying your skills and knowledge in public history, the many and diverse ways in which history is put to work in the world. Work with historic manuscripts or government documents in an archives. Curate priceless artifacts in a museum. Express your love for the built environment through historic preservation. Inform and entertain visitors at an historic site. Be a park ranger. Edit and publish the papers of notable Americans. Make a documentary film. Bring your historical perspective to bear on public policy. Be a public historian.



"This experience has made me think that there is so much more that I could do with my degree in the future." - Connor, Strategic Air Command Museum

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