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History Careers

A degree in history can be the foundation for many different career paths, including those in:

  • Politics
  • Government
  • Law
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Curatorial and archival management
  • Writing and editing
  • Journalism
  • Historic preservation
  • Research
  • Academia
  • Education
  • Business
  • Documentary filmmaking
  • Think tanks and public policy

Different types of employers:

  • The Smithsonian Institute
  • National Archives
  • Library of Congress
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Law firms
  • Corporate legal departments
  • Public advocacy groups
  • History museums and historical sites
  • Political parties
  • Arts and humanities councils
  • Cultural heritage groups
  • Libraries
  • Colleges and universities
  • Schools
  • Corporations with archives
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
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