What does one do with a History degree?

Whether you are seeking a career in the field of History or considering employment in another field, you will find in these pages information that will help you in your quest.

The career search doesn't begin after you receive your degree. Act early!

Factors that help liberal arts majors get jobs include (courtesy of Rice University's Career Services Office):

  • Know what you want to do
  • Get involved in the career development process early
  • Gain pertinent work experience (including internships)
  • Identify your transferable skills and relate them to the world of work
  • Set career and personal goals
  • Be able to explain to employers the value of a liberal arts degree
  • Develop job-search and self-marketing skills (Kent State University's Career Services Center is the place to start)
  • Take initiative to drive your own job search
  • Have realistic expectations

History Employment Resources

University, Research, and Teaching

H-Net:  Humanities and Social Sciences Online

Chronicle of Higher Education

American Historical Association

Organization of American Historians

American Association for Employment in Education

Ohio School Websites (Career Services Center, Kent State University)

Museums, Historical Societies, Public History, and Historic Preservation

American Association of Museums

The Global Museum

Museum Jobs

Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies

National Council on Public History

American Association for State and Local History

Main Street:  National Trust for Historic Preservation

Preserve/Net - Historic Preservation Resource

National Council for Preservation Education

National Park Service

Libraries and Archives

American Library Association

Society of American Archivists