Careers in History

The study of history develops students'

  • Knowledge of the historical context of present conditions
  • Research skills, the ability to
    • Find
    • Compare
    • Evaluate
  • Capacity to reason based upon evidence
  • Ability to communicate clearly
    • Presentation skills
    • Writing skills

Many careers depend upon the history skill set:

State and Federal Government Agencies

Realty Specialist Park Guide
Administrative Program Specialist Park Ranger
Intelligence Research Specialist U. S. Park Police Officer
DEA Agent Foreign Affairs Officer
Agency Historian Program Liaison Specialist


National Archives and Records Administration
State and Local Archives
Medical and Institutional Archives Archivist, Documentary Conservator
Research and Reference Specialist  

Public History

Program Manager Museum Director
Exhibit Project Manager Oral Historian
Director of Properties Research
Curator Registrar
Exhibits Specialist Provenance Specialist
Collections Manager Genealogist
Preparator Development