Graduate Salary
4 years
Avg Length

United States History Requirements

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
Historian 2.5% 0.1% 34.4×
Journalist 2.8% 0.6% 5.0×
Tour Guide 3.4% 0.3% 12.2×
Legal Secretary 1.4% 0.3% 5.1×
Archivist 3.0% 0.1% 50.3×
Legislator 0.8% 0.0% 61.7×
Athlete 0.5% 0.2% 3.2×
Curator 1.9% 0.1% 29.2×
Lawyer 1.9% 0.7% 2.6×
Nutritionist 0.6% 0.1% 7.6×

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%
Part-Time 29%
Low-paying 11%

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