The following sites have information on history-related jobs that may be helpful to history majors.
- Public History Resource Center
- H-Net Job Guide
- Historical Organizations in New York
- Museum Jobs
- American Historical Association
- New York Historical Society
Recent Discussions of the Job Market
- "Why the tech world highly values a liberal arts degree", The Washington Post, August 30, 2015
- "We don’t need more STEM majors. We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training", The Washington Post, February 18, 2015
- "Entering the Job Market with a BA in History", American Historical Association, May 12, 2015
- "Liberal Arts Grads Win Long-Term", Inside Higher Ed, January 22, 2014
- "Surprise: Humanities Degrees Provide Great Return on Investment", Forbes, November 20, 2014
"Entering the Job Market with a BA in History," by Loren Collins
A career adviser discusses how to market your degree, what you have learned and earned, explore where you want to be, and target the employers you want to work with.
“Ten Reasons History Majors Rule the Business World”
“Dear Business, Allow me to make the business case for hiring, promoting and prizing history majors,” writes the author. She goes on to name ten skills history majors excel at, from working through large amounts of information and assessing the credibility of sources, to identifying themes, constructing arguments, and putting micro-events in longer-term perspective.
“What can you do with an undergraduate degree in history? Many, many things,” (condensed from a pamplet by Barbara J. Howe)
This site discusses a broad range of professional fields--in business, government, law, education--that rely on the knowledge and skills that a history major confers.