Careers in History
Question: What can you do with a history degree?
Like any good liberal arts major, a history degree prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of careers. The links included below contain information about only a few of the possibilites that history or political science majors may choose to pursue. We encourage prospective students to discuss career possibilities with department faculty.
American Association of Museums
Chronicle of Higher Education: To access the most current job ads you must suscribe, but the previous week's ads can be accessed for free.
Federal Government Jobs: This web site lists all available federal jobs, so job seekers will have to do a subject search to find relevant listings. Many (but not all) history positions are classified under the "GS-170 Historian" job classification.
H-Net: Jobs in History and the Humanities, updated weekly.
Museum Employment Resource Center
National Park Service
Society of American Archivists
State and Local Government Jobs: Check the web sites of individual states and cities. A list of links can be found here.
The Society for History in the Federal Government
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation