History

The history major has special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Use of past experiences to make informed decisions.
  • Historical perspective to make solutions for current societal problems.
  • Ability to predict shifts in political views, societal trends, and consumer behaviors.
  • Advanced interviewing and presentation skills.
  • Knowledge and passion necessary to elicit social change.
  • Talent as a writer and researcher.
Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Archivist
Art Appraiser
Art Conservator
Biographer
Community Action Specialist
Congressional Staff
Consumer Advocate
Curator
Customs Agent
Demographer
Diplomat
Document Restorer
Economist
Editor
Encyclopedia Researcher
Exhibit Specialist
FBI / CIA Agent
Foreign Service Officer
Genealogist
Historian
Historical Preservationist
Historical Site Supervisor
Historical Society Researcher
Immigration Agent
Journalist
Judge
Law
Librarian
Lobbyist
Museum Educator
Non-Profit
Paralegal
Political Scientist
Politician
Professor
Public Defender
Public Interest Group Administrator
Public Relations Specialist
Social Studies Teacher
Speechwriter
Tour Guide
Urban Planner

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