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Career Choices

A degree in history opens doors to a wide range of careers. Many fields require people with a solid liberal arts background, and few academic majors are as versatile as a history major. History graduates are equipped with key transferable skills that employers desire: research, synthesis, analysis, and clear written and oral communication.

The most popular choices include:

  • Law school or other graduate study
  • Development and sustainability work
  • Journalism
  • Library science
  • Secondary education
  • Seminary study or church work
  • Print or broadcast journalism
  • Archival or archaeological research for museums
  • Jobs at local, state and national government agencies
  • College or university teaching
  • Service or mission work
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