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Careers in History


Marketable Skills for the History Graduate

  • Use of historical method to solve problems of the past
  • An understanding of historical context as well as historiographical context
  • Research skills
  • Critical assessment and evaluation of primary and secondary sources
  • Interdisciplinary training
  • Organizational and communicative skills


History Jobs on the Web


Academia / Education
Foreign Service
Bureau of the Census
Smithsonian Institution
Urban planning agencies
Tourism bureaus
United Nations
Advertising agencies
Art galleries
Social service agencies
Book conservator
Book / Magazine / Newspaper Editor
Congressional Aide
Museum Director / Curator Lobbyist
Marketing Research Analyst
Research Assistant
Self-employed Consulting Historian


What can you do with a History Major?

Listen to our department advisors;          Dr. Ron Gifford, Dr. Dan Stump, and Professor Fred Walk answer this frequently asked question.

A Picture of Public History is an article from the American Historical Association on the Preliminary Results from the 2008 Survey of Public History Professionals.

More information on Careers for History Majors is available at the American Historical Association and the ISU Career Center


Email History

Department of History
Normal, Il 61790-4420
Phone: (309) 438-5641
Fax: (309) 438-5607