There are currently an estimated 3,500 historians in the United States. The historian job market is expected to grow by 2.9% between 2022 and 2032.

How employable are historians?

CareerExplorer rates historians with a F employability rating, meaning this career should provide poor employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 6,400 historians. That number is based on 100 additional historians, and the retirement of 6,300 existing historians.

What’s the supply of historians?

The historian industry is concentrated in New York, Utah, District of Columbia

Historian job market by state

State Name Employed Historians
New York 460
Utah 260
District of Columbia 220
California 220
Virginia 170
Texas 120
New Jersey 120
Mississippi 110
Maryland 110
Pennsylvania 110
Illinois 80
Missouri 70
Florida 70
Georgia 70
Ohio 70
North Carolina 60
Colorado 50
Oklahoma 40
Alabama 40
Michigan 40
Massachusetts 40
New Mexico 40