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Careers in History

History majors can choose from an extensive array of potential careers.

The training you receive as a history major provides you with excellent skills in writing, research, analysis, and public presentations. Many history majors will opt to become teachers at the elementary, secondary or college level. Others will become librarians, lawyers, journalists, public servants and so forth (see list below, including faculty with direct expertise in these different areas).

On October 29, 2019, the History Department hosted an Alumni Career Panel during which five alums reflected on their jobs in the non-profit world. Consider viewing online their discussion for insight into how you might plan for your future.

Also, below are additional weblinks intended to help you think about other possible careers with your History major:

As a history major, you could become a ...

CareerFaculty and Staff with expertise in this area
ArchivistAnthony Sampas (Library)
Art Historian / AppraiserMarie Frank (Art & Design)
High School TeacherChristopher Carlsmith
LibrarianUMass Lowell Librarians
Museum EducatorAbby Chandler
National Park RangerRobert Forrant
ProfessorAll members of the History Department
Living History InterpreterAbby Chandler

Other career possibilities include: Intelligence Analyst, Management/Business, Non-profit Management, Political Staff and more.