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What Can I Do With a Major in History?

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Career Titles

  • Advertising Manager
  • Advocate
  • Analyst
  • Anthropologist
  • Antique Dealer
  • Appraiser
  • Archaeologist
  • Architectural Historian
  • Archivist
  • Artifacts Conservator
  • Attorney
  • Auctioneer
  • Bank Loan Officer
  • Biographer
  • Book Editor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Caseworker
  • Cataloger
  • Chamber of Commerce Manager
  • Chief of Staff
  • City Coordinator
  • City Manager
  • Claims Processor
  • Clergy
  • Collections Manager
  • College/University Administrator
  • Communications Director
  • Community Action Specialist
  • Congressional Staff
  • Consular Service
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Consumer Affairs Director
  • Contract Administrator
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Corporation Historian/Archivist
  • Counselor
  • Credit Assistant
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Criminologist
  • Critic
  • Cultural Affairs Officer
  • Cultural Resource Manager
  • Curator
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Customs Agent
  • Customs Officer
  • Customs Port Investigator
  • Defense Intelligence Specialist
  • Demographer
  • Diplomat
  • Document Restorer
  • Documentary Editor
  • Dramatic Arts Historian
  • Economic Development Analyst
  • Economist
  • Editor
  • Election Supervisor
  • Encyclopedia Researcher
  • FBI / CIA Agent
  • Financial Advisor
  • Financial Aid Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • Foreign Service Interpreter
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Foreign Trade Specialist
  • Foundation Administrator
  • Freelance Writer
  • Fundraiser
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Genealogist
  • Geographer
  • Gerontologist
  • Government Agency Administrator
  • Government Researcher
  • Grant Writer
  • Historian
  • Historic Preservationist
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • Historic Site Educator
  • Historic Site Tour Guide
  • Historical Advisor
  • Historical Documents Producer
  • Historical Program Coordinator
  • Historical Research Consultant
  • Historical Society Director
  • Historical Society Researcher
  • History Teacher
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Human Services Worker
  • Immigration Agent
  • Indexer
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • International Banker
  • International Law and Relations Researcher
  • International Relations Specialist
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Interpreter
  • Investment/Securities Broker
  • Journalist
  • Judge
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Analyst/Aide
  • Legislative Research Assistant
  • Legislator
  • Librarian
  • Loan Officer
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Medical Archivist
  • Military
  • Minister
  • Mortgage Broker
  • Museum Curator
  • Museum Director
  • Museum Guide
  • National Park Site Manager
  • News Analyst
  • News Correspondent
  • News Editor
  • Newspaper Editor
  • Newspaper Reporter
  • Nonprofit Administrator
  • Novelist
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Paralegal
  • Park Ranger
  • Peace Corps/VISTA Worker
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Photographer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Political Scientist
  • Politician
  • Preservation Specialist
  • Preservationist
  • Press Representative
  • Principal
  • Professor
  • Project Manager
  • Proofreader
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Defender
  • Public Opinion Pollster
  • Public Policy Advisor
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Recruiter
  • Registrar
  • Reporter
  • Research Analyst
  • Restoration Specialist
  • Retirement Planning Consultant
  • Sales Representative
  • Social Service Director
  • Social Worker
  • Sociologist
  • Speechwriter
  • Superior Court Judge
  • Technical Writer
  • Technology Consultant
  • Textbook Sales Representative
  • Travel Agent
  • U.S. Embassy Representative
  • U.S. Representative Chief of Staff
  • Underwriter
  • Urban Planner
  • Writer / Author

Employers 
  • Advertising Agencies  
  • Air, Bus, and Rail Lines
  • Antique Dealers       
  • Archival Companies
  • Archives
  • Banks
  • Book / Magazine Publishing Companies
  • Broadcasting Firms
  • Brokerage Firms
  • Bureau of the Census
  • Business and Industry
  • Campaigns
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • CIA/FBI
  • Civic Organizations
  • Civil Rights Commission
  • Collection Agencies
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Communications Media
  • Community Arts Centers
  • Community Organizations
  • Congressional Districts
  • Conservation Agencies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporations
  • Corrections & Court Systems
  • Cultural Organizations
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of State
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Educational Institutions
  • Exhibits
  • Federal, State, Local Governments
  • Film Companies
  • Foundations
  • Health and Human Services
  • Historic Preservation Boards
  • Historic Sites / Historical Societies
  • Historic, Cultural, Genealogical Groups
  • Immunization and Naturalization
  • Insurance Companies
  • International Business Firms
  • Investment Firms
  • Justice Department
  • Labor Unions
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Law Firms
  • Libraries
  • Magazines & Newspapers
  • Museums & Archives
  • National/State Parks
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Peace Corps/AmeriCorps
  • Police & Fire Protection
  • Political Campaigns
  • Political Organizations
  • Political Parties
  • Professional Associations
  • Public / Private Schools
  • Public Advocacy Groups
  • Public Policy Institutes
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Companies
  • Radio/TV Companies
  • Research Firms
  • Research Foundations
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Social Services Agencies
  • Travel Agencies
  • Travel Industry
  • U.S. Customs Service

Skills
  • Accurately identify and evaluate records of past events, ideas and facts
  • Adapt ideas
  • Analyze and interpret information and ideas
  • Communicate and present ideas and information
  • Compare/compile research reports
  • Concentrate for long periods of time
  • Critiquing, editing, proofreading
  • Decision making
  • Describing and evaluating issues, problems, and events
  • Determine cause-and-effect relationships in the past
  • Develop intellectual curiosity and creativity
  • Effectively explain ideas
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Historical perspective to make solutions for current societal problems
  • Identifies and evaluates records of past events, ideas, and facts
  • Identify alternative courses of action
  • Integrate historical knowledge with other fields of study
  • Makes keen observations, solves problems, and makes appropriate decisions
  • Objectivity, open-mindedness and systematic work habits
  • Observe people, data, things, and reports
  • Organize materials / information
  • Predict shifts in political views, societal trends, and consumer behaviors
  • Proficiency for accuracy and detail
  • Read history critically for alternatives
  • Recognize conceptual frameworks and apply a point-of-view
  • Researching, comparing, and compiling research reports
  • See relationships between factors
  • Think logically and methodically
  • Work self-directedly

Salary Information   

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Summer 2018 Average Salary:
  • History Bachelors Degree: $38,997

Average Salary of SNC History Graduates:

  • 2017: $35,001 - $45,000
  • 2016: $15,001 - $30,000
  • 2015: $35,001 - $45,000

For additional salary information, please visit salary.com.

Graduate Data  

To view the job titles, employers, graduate schools and graduate programs reported by our most recent alums in the annual St. Norbert College Career & Professional Development graduate follow-up survey, download the History Graduate Survey Data Handout (PDF).  

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