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What can you do with an undergraduate degree in history?

The list is practically endless.

With a degree in history you can be an educator, researcher, communicator or editor, information manager, advocate or even a businessperson.

Among the jobs to consider are: advertising executive, analyst, archivist, broadcaster, campaign worker, consultant, congressional aide, editor, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, information specialist, intelligence agent, journalist, legal assistant, lobbyist, personnel manager, public relations staffer, researcher or teacher.

And the list keeps going. As a liberal arts major the world is your oyster and you have a multitude of historian career opportunities to choose from, such as:

Elementary Schools
Secondary Schools
Postsecondary Education
Historic Sites and Museums

Museums and Historical Organizations
Cultural Resources Management and Historic Preservation
Think Tanks

Writers and Editors
Documentary Editors
Producers of Multimedia Material

Information Managers
Records Managers
Information Managers

Lawyers and Paralegals
Litigation Support
Legislative Staff Work

Businesses and Associations
Historians in Corporations
Contract Historians
Historians and Nonprofit Associations

Undergraduate history majors interested in learning more about career opportunities should check out Careers for Students of History.