History

Transferable skills that History majors develop
Students studying History acquire many skills that can easily transfer to any subject matter:

Explaining ideas  
Writing and presenting information  
Synthesizing information  
Explaining the present by referring to the past  
Analyzing ideas and information  
Drawing theoretical conclusions  
Seeing relationships between many factors
Interpreting events and ideas    
Examining evidence  
Developing a worldview  
Making clear and fair judgments based on evidence  
Understanding change in the context of time  
Planning and conducting research

Possible job titles for History majors:
Appraiser
Architect
Archivist/Librarian
College/University Official
Cultural Affairs Officer
Filmmaker
Foreign Correspondent
Genealogist
Historian
Historic Site Administrator
Intelligence Specialist
Museum Curator
Teacher
Writer 

Types of employers:
Academic & Professional Periodicals 
Antique Dealers
Archives
Business & Industry
Chambers of Commerce
Communications Media
Educational Institutions
Film Companies
Government Agencies
Historical Societies
Libraries
Magazines and Newspapers
Nonprofit Foundations 
Public Relations Firms
Publishing Companies
Travel Industry

Visit the H-SC History website or catalogue!

Other sources of information
Career counselors, alumni, and faculty members are great resources. Visit Career Education early and often, and talk to professors in your major and related fields. Career Coaches can help connect you with alumni in career fields that interest you for informational interviews. Professional associations are excellent sources of career and employment information, and many of them have websites.  Contact the following organizations and websites for more information:

American Association of Museums

American Historical Association

American Studies Association

Museum Employment Resource Center

National Association of Independent Schools