Careers in History

What can you do with a history degree? What can’t you do?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that historians’ broad training in analytical research and critical thinking helps them succeed in a surprisingly wide range of occupations, including many that don’t come with the title “historian.”

Here are just some of the career paths open to students who major in history:

  • Law
  • Business
  • Policy analysis
  • Library sciences
  • K-12 education
  • Publishing
  • Tourism
  • Research
  • Archive management
  • Museum curator/preservationist/administrator
  • Non-profit management
  • Public administration
  • Public relations
  • Fundraising
  • Journalism
  • Medicine
  • Higher education
  • Real estate

Example job titles of graduates with a bachelor’s degree in history:

  • Assistant archivist
  • Site coordinator
  • Documentation specialist
  • Education director
  • Librarian
  • Inventory coordinator
  • Assistant researcher
  • Associate impact analyst
  • Junior auditor
  • Program assistant

Carroll's history graduates have gone into a variety of careers including positions at: 

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • St. Anthony School
  • State of Wisconsin
  • Banta Global Turnkey
  • The Cobalt Group
  • Grand Canyon University
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Great Lakes Higher Education
  • Missouri History Museum
  • Habitat for Humanity

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