Careers for History Majors
Many different career paths are open to students who major in history and complete their degrees with distinction. A recent alumni survey indicates that our graduates are successful in broad ranging fields. Respondents listed (among other things) the following jobs:
Secondary school teacher
Financial aid planner
Retail store owner
Central Intelligence Agency analyst
Human resources specialist
There are many sources of information available on possible careers after completion of our program in history. The Career Development Center at Bloomsburg University (570-389-4070) can be a big help, as can Richard G. Anderson (Chair, Department of History, 570-389-4163), or your academic advisor.
Two excellent publications are listed here, along with a telephone number, through which copies can be ordered:
Careers for students of history, by Constance Schulz, Page Putnam Miller, Aaron Marrs, and Kevin Allen
(Washington, DC: American Historical Association, 2002). This fifty-two page pamphlet can be ordered directly from the American Historical Association. Call 202-544-2422.
Great jobs for history majors, by Julie DeGalan and Stephen Lambert (Lincolnwood, IL: NTC Publishing Group, 1995). This 254 page book can be ordered from the NTC Group. Call 847-679-5500.