History - What to Do with this Major

Job Titles

Archeologist Foreign Correspondent Media Consultant
Architectural Historian Foreign Exchange Program Director Museum Technician/Specialist
Archives Manager Foreign Service Specialist/Officer National Security Agent
Archivist Genealogist Park Ranger
Art Historian Historian Peace Corps Volunteer
Biographer Historic Inn Operator Policy Evaluator
Character Interpreter Historic Preservation Specialist Political Scientist
Collections Manager Historic Site Tour Guide/Manager Politician
Columnist/Journalist Historical Background Analyst Preservation Specialist
Corporate Historian Historical Society Staff Member Professor
Costumer Intelligence Researcher/Specialist Public Opinion Pollster
Curator (of museum) International Relations Specialist Public Relations Specialist
Curator (of structures) Journalist Publishing Specialist
Customs Port Investigator Lawyer Research Associate
Demographer Lecturer Sociologist
Dig Site Assistant Legislative Aide Teacher
Exhibit Preparer Librarian/Library Technician Writer/Author


Personal Characteristics to be Successful

Analytical Energetic Self-disciplined
Communicative Ethical Task oriented
Computer literate Loyal Tenacious
Dependable Patient Understanding
Efficient Resourceful  


Workplace Skills

Adapt ideas
Compile and record data
Conduct research
Display artifacts/presentations
Decision making
Evaluate information
Excellent communication skills
Excellent verbal skills
Explain and interpret the past
Form and explain ideas
Organize data and information
Prepare publication materials
Preserve historical documents
Rehabilitate and renovate
Summarize ideas
Work independently or in groups




University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Career Services (What can I do with a major in ...) Web site (visited August 2006): http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/index.htm
Camenson, B. (1994). Careers For History Buffs and Others Who Learn From the Past. Lincolnwood, IL: VGM Career Horizons.
DeGala, J. & Lambert, S. (2001). Great Jobs For History Majors. Chicago, IL: VGM Career Books.
Johnson County Community College, Web site (visited October 2007): www.jccc.edu