History Careers

Students who are interested to earn a  degree in history may be able to obtain jobs working in museums, universities, historical societies and beyond. Following are just a few examples of potential job titles for these graduates.

  • Archivist
  • Historian
  • Analyst
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist
  • Researcher
  • Educator


Archivists are responsible for collecting, organizing and preserving valuable, historical records. They work with a variety of formats, such as photographs, videos, letters and manuscripts. They often employed by government agencies, academic institutions, corporations and museums.


Historians research sources of data, such as newspapers, court records, photos and diaries, and interpret this data using their analytical skills.Historians are social scientists that help analyze, interpret and study major historical events in the past. Their findings may be used to answer historical questions or create chronological timelines and are often published in books and articles.