What to do with this major...
|Archeologist||Foreign Correspondent||Media Consultant|
|Architectural Historian||Foreign Exchange Program Director||Museum Technician/Specialist|
|Archives Manager||Foreign Service Specialist/Officer||National Security Agent|
|Art Historian||Historian||Peace Corps Volunteer|
|Biographer||Historic Inn Operator||Policy Evaluator|
|Character Interpreter||Historic Preservation Specialist||Political Scientist|
|Collections Manager||Historic Site Tour Guide/Manager||Politician|
|Columnist/Journalist||Historical Background Analyst||Preservation Specialist|
|Corporate Historian||Historical Society Staff Member||Professor|
|Costumer||Intelligence Researcher/Specialist||Public Opinion Pollster|
|Curator (of museum)||International Relations Specialist||Public Relations Specialist|
|Curator (of structures)||Journalist||Publishing Specialist|
|Customs Port Investigator||Lawyer||Research Associate|
|Dig Site Assistant||Legislative Aide||Teacher|
|Exhibit Preparer||Librarian/Library Technician||Writer/Author|
Personal Characteristics to be Successful
Compile and record data
Excellent communication skills
Excellent verbal skills
Explain and interpret the past
Form and explain ideas
Organize data and information
Prepare publication materials
Preserve historical documents
Rehabilitate and renovate
Work independently or in groups
History Career: Offers history-related job links, general career listings and links related to historian and museum jobs.
History Matters: This site serves as a gateway to web resources and offers useful materials for teaching U.S. history.
K-12jobs.com: Current K-12 job positions available at public, private, vocational and technical schools throughout the U.S.
Missouri Teacher Certificate: Information on the requirements needed to receive certification to teach in the state of Missouri.
Museumjobs.com: Postings for jobs in museums, libraries, archives and galleries.
(Historical Organizations, Historic Preservation, Think Tanks)
Think Tanks and Research Institutes: A searchable directory of the conservative movement and organizations.
(Writers and Editors, Journalists, Documentary Editors, etc.)
Journalismjobs.com: This site offers hundreds of job postings, salary info, and lots of helpful career and industry links.
(Archivists, Records Managers, Librarians)
American Library Association: Job openings and career resource materials with multiple internet sites and job boards listed.
(Law, Litigation Support, Foundations)
The Legal Employment Search Site: A very comprehensive site with links to all the major legal job sites, career centers at various law schools, general employment listings, and other resources for legal job seekers.
American Historical Association: Careers in History: A job posting site managed by the American Historical Association.
World Wide Learn: Guide to College Majors in History: Helpful information about how to make the most of a history degree; things like the direction the field is heading, skills needed to succeed, descriptions of possible jobs, etc.
James C. Denneny, Jr. Career Development Center
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