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Careers for History Majors

A bachelor's degree in History from the University of Georgia opens up a world of career opportunities, providing students with the analytical skills, communications abilities, and breadth of interest and knowledge needed to succeed in a rapidly changing global economy. A short list of career possibilities would include: advertising executive, analyst, archivist, broadcaster, campaign worker, consultant, congressional aide, editor, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, information specialist, intelligence agent, journalist, legal assistant, lobbyist, personnel manager, public relations staffer, researcher, teacher . . . the list could go on. Below, however, are listed some common career paths for history majors. For more information, visit the UGA Career Center or view the American Historical Association's guide to Careers for Students of History.

Historians as Educators

  • Elementary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Postsecondary Education
  • Historic Sites and Museums
Historians as Researchers
  • Museums and Historical Organizations
  • Cultural Resources Management and Historic Preservation
  • Think Tanks
Historians As Communicators
  • Writers and Editors
  • Journalists
  • Documentary Editors
  • Producers of Multimedia Material
Historians As Information Managers
  • Archivists
  • Records Managers
  • Librarians
  • Information Managers
Historians As Advocates
  • Lawyers and Paralegals
  • Litigation Support
  • Legislative Staff Work
  • Foundations
Historians in Businesses and Associations
  • Historians in Corporations
  • Contract Historians
  • Historians and Nonprofit Associations


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