Some careers require a specific degree, and others are more flexible.

What job can you get with an art history degree?

Most art history graduates go on to become museum conservators, curators, and archivists. Art history grads also go on to become archaeologists and tour guides. Here is a list of careers where the skills you learn in an art history degree will be useful:

What is the job market for art history degrees?

Compared to other degrees in the US, the job market for art history graduates is average overall. This means that job opportunities have remained steady and that the market is consistent with other sectors across the country.

Here’s a breakdown of art history graduate employment. Compared to the national average, the number of people who are underpaid (that is, who make less than $40,000 per year) is 39% more than other degrees on average.

Employment Status% of Art History Grads
Employed69.8%
Unemployed1.3%
Underpaid29.0%
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