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Department ofHistory

Common Career Paths

A history degree helps you pursue a huge variety of career paths.

Career Fields of history majors, including 18% in education, 15% in management, 11% in legal, 10% in sales, and 10% in administration

Common career paths?

  • Teacher/Professor
  • Education administration
  • Historian
  • Lawyer
  • Reporter or Journalist
  • Communications
  • Researcher
  • Business management
  • Information management
  • Public service work
  • Policy analyst
  • Archivist
  • Librarian
  • Museum curator

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