Career Ideas

Upon completion of a history degree, students can work as a K-12 teacher after receiving a master's in teaching, they can pursue a master's degree in history to teach at a community college, or a Ph.D. to teach at a university.

Historians can work as a public historian at a historical museum developing museum exhibits or educational programs. They can also work in an historical archive, at a historical association, as a research assistant or as an editor.

The American Historical Association website lists the following career ideas: visit for more information.

  • Advertising executive
  • Analyst
  • Archivist
  • Broadcaster
  • Campaign worker
  • Consultant
  • Congressional aide
  • Editor
  • Foreign service officer
  • Foundation staffer
  • Information specialist
  • Intelligence agent
  • Journalist
  • Legal assistant
  • Lobbyist
  • Museum Curator
  • Museum Educator
  • Museum Exhibit Developer
  • Personnel manager
  • Public relations staffer
  • Researcher
  • Teacher