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


National Archives and Records Administration
State, Local  and Commercial Archives
Medical and Institutional Archives Digital Archivist, Documentary Conservator
Research and Reference Specialist University/College  Archives

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