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Careers for Art History Degree Graduates

Common job titles

  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Conservator
  • Craft/fine artist
  • Curator
  • Historian
  • Librarian
  • Museum director or technician

Job outlook data

College-level art, drama and music teachers held around 99,000 jobs in 2014. High school teachers held around 962,000 jobs, middle school teachers held around 628,000 jobs and elementary school teachers held around 1,520,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. From 2014 to 2024, employment is expected to grow by 8 percent for all education, training, and library occupations and by 6 percent for teachers at all levels of study.

An art teacher works in a school environment with students ranging from pre-school age to adulthood. The position requires an extensive knowledge of art history and techniques.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of archivists, curators, and museum workers are:

  • Museums, historical sites and similar institutions
  • Government
  • Educational services

Archivists, curators, and museum workers are commonly found in the following areas:

  • Museums
  • Historical sites
  • Governments
  • Colleges and universities
  • Corporations

» Get information about Adelphi’s Art History Degree Program

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers.

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Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
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Students and Alumni:

Department of Art and Art History
Blodgett Hall, Room 302
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