United States History Requirements
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Students of U.S. History study the history of America from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Typical major courses are: Survey of U.S. history; Colonial America; Civil War and Reconstruction; U.S. Constitution; Recent U.S. history; Women in American history; and African-American history.
United States History Careers
The career trajectory of people with an United States History degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with United States History degrees have experience in is Historian, followed by Journalist, Tour Guide, Legal Secretary, Archivist, Legislator, Athlete, Curator, Lawyer, and Nutritionist.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
United States History Salary
United States History graduates earn on average $40k, putting them in the 60th percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||$30k|
|Median (average earners)||$40k|
|75th (top earners)||$42k|
United States History Underemployment
United States History graduates are not very well employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|Jobs that don't require college||67%|