Having a degree opens up new career opportunities.

What job can you get with a history degree?

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

What is the job market for history degrees?

Compared to other degrees in the US, the job market for 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 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 6% more than other degrees on average.

Employment Status% of History Grads
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