Professional Opportunities for History Graduates and Majors
It is widely assumed that most individuals who earn bachelor's degrees in history teach in the public schools. Actually, because of the analytical and literary skills developed in their undergraduate programs, 90% find employment in other areas, while fewer than 10% become teachers. More history graduates find careers in top and mid-level management as executives and administrators than in the public schools, according to the 2008 edition of Julie DeGalan and Stephen Lambert'sGreat Jobs for History Majors.
The most recent edition of the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook reports:
Employment of historians is expected to grow by 11 percent, about as fast as the average for all occupations, reflecting the relatively few jobs outside of federal, state, and local government. Nonetheless, historians possess broad training and education in writing, analytical research, and coherent thinking, so their skills can be applied to many different occupations. As a result, many workers with a history background will find work in areas with specialized titles, such as researcher, writer, or policy analyst.
Above you will find links to different areas of employment for history graduates.