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:
- The American Historical Association’s careers in History
- The BBC's "Why 'Worthless' Humanities Degrees May Set You up for Life"
- Zippia's "Best Jobs For History Majors"
- The Best Schools' "Why a History Degree Is More Important Now Than Ever" and "What Can You Do With a History Degree?"
As a history major, you could become a ...
|Career||Faculty and Staff with expertise in this area|
|Archivist||Anthony Sampas (Library)|
|Art Historian / Appraiser||Marie Frank (Art & Design)|
|High School Teacher||Christopher Carlsmith|
|Librarian||UMass Lowell Librarians|
|Museum Educator||Abby Chandler|
|National Park Ranger||Robert Forrant|
|Professor||All members of the History Department|
|Living History Interpreter||Abby Chandler|
Other career possibilities include: Intelligence Analyst, Management/Business, Non-profit Management, Political Staff and more.