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Overview of major
Potential job titles 
Examples of internships
Possible career fields
Possible work settings
Important skills and abilities
Sample web resources
Print resources
Sample graduate programs pursued by History majors

Overview of major

Studying history allows students to develop important skills—the ability to read critically, to write and communicate clearly, and to analyze and synthesize large quantities of information—that are transferable to numerous professions. While some majors pursue careers in education, others find jobs in government, business, law, international relations or social work, to name a few.

Resources

Potential job titles

  • FBI Agent
  • Lobbyist
  • Chaplain
  • Museum Curator
  • Congressional Aide
  • Newspaper Editor, Travel Writer, Author
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • College Admission Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Risk Management Coordinator
  • Sociologist
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • Insurance Analyst
  • History Professor
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Librarian
  • Director of Human Resources

Examples of internships

  • Baltimore County Public Schools
  • Cisco Systems
  • Bergen County Housing
  • Corrigan Sports Enterprises
  • GVK
  • Maryland Governor's Summer Internship
  • Senate Foreign Relations
  • Maryland Attorney General’s Office
  • The Resources Group, Inc.
  • Mayor of Baltimore—Media Press Office
  • U.S. Congress
  • National Park Service, Fort McHenry
  • Waste Management of New Jersey
  • Pentagon
  • ABC 2 News
  • Citigroup

Possible career fields

Government

Politics

Law

Non-profit organizations

Curatorial and archival management

Journalism

  • Broadcast
  • Print

Education

  • Teaching
  • Community
  • Education

Business

  • Management
  • Sales
  • Office administration

Possible work settings

  • Federal, state & local agencies
  • Public interest/Advocacy groups
  • Political campaigns
  • Public official offices
  • Law firms
  • Corporate legal departments
  • Cultural organizations
  • Museums
  • Historical associations & societies
  • Libraries
  • Colleges
  • Research institutes
  • Newspapers
  • TV stations/Radio networks
  • Retail
  • Non-profits
  • Financial institutions
  • Insurance companies

Important skills and abilities

  • Foreign language
  • Paralegal experience
  • Persuasive
  • Sales
  • Active learning
  • Critical thinking
  • Instructing
  • Communication
  • Learning strategies
  • Computer
  • Organizational
  • Writing
  • Attention to detail
  • Social perspectives
  • Speaking & presentation

Sample web resources

Print resources

(All available in the Career Resource Library in The Career Center)

  • Great Jobs for History Majors (H/PS Category)
  • What to do with your History or Political Science Degree (H/PS Category)
  • Quick Guide to College Majors and Careers (CP Section)
  • Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors (CP Section)
  • Graduate Programs in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (Grad Section)
  • Great Jobs for History Majors (H/PS Category)
  • Careers for History Buffs & Others who Learn from the Past (H/PS Category)
  • How to get into the Top Law Schools (Grad Section)
  • Best 174 Law Schools (Grad Section)

Sample graduate programs pursued by History majors

  • JD
  • Master of Education
  • Master of Arts in Teaching
  • Literacy Education
  • MS, Library and Information Science
  • MA, Teaching
  • MEd, Secondary Education
  • MA, Public History

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