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Below are sample lists of careers and majors commonly associated with History. Please remember, many careers do not require a specific major; rather, employers are often more interested in the experiences you have had and the skills, interests, abilities, and strengths you have developed through these experiences that enhance your academic program. Use the links below to explore careers and majors.

If you need help organizing information, you may find the Majors Research Guide and/or Occupational Research Guide beneficial. The career coaches at the University Career Center are also available to help you explore your options. You can schedule an appointment online or by calling 785-864-3624.

Majors:

African and African American Studies

American Studies

Anthropology

Architecture

Classical Antiquity

Classical Languages

Film

Geography

Global & International Studies

History

History of Art

Humanities and Western Civilization

Philosophy

Political Science

Public Administration

Religious Studies

Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies

Latin American & Caribbean Studies

East Asian Languages & Cultures

 

Careers:

Acting or Dialect Coach

Activist, Advocate/Organizer

Actor/Actress

Advocate

Anthropologist

Applied Anthropologist

Appointed/Elected Government Official

Archeologist

Architectural Historian

Architectural Journalist

Architectural Tour Guide

Archivist

Art Acquisition Specialist

Art or Creative Director

Art Conserver

Art Consultant

Art Dealer

Art Librarian

Art Transporter

Artist Agent

Attorney

Benefits Manager/Administrator

Biological Anthropologist

Broadcaster

Budget Examiner or Analyst

Building Conservation/Preservation Specialist

Business Analyst

Campaign Operative

Cartographer

Case Worker

Casting Director

Cinematographer or Videographer

Civil Service Worker

Claims Adjuster/Examiner/Investigator

Classifier

Collections Manager

College Professor

Community Art Teacher

Community Services Specialist

Congressional Office/Committee Staffer

Conservation/Preservation Specialist

Conservator

Coordinator of Federal or State Aid

Corporate Trainer

Corporation Legislative Issues Manager

Costume/Wardrobe Designer

Copy Editor

Copywriter

Critic

Cultural Anthropologist

Cultural Resource Manager

Curator

Customs Officer

Data Analyzer

Demographer

Designer

Diplomat

Director of Visitor Services

Docent Coordinator

Document and Procedures Analyst

Editor

Editorial Assistant

Education Coordinator

Environmentalist

Exhibit Designer

Equal Employment Opportunity Officer

Reporter

Researcher

Sales Representative

Social Anthropologist

Sociologist

Teacher/Instructor

Fact Checker

Federal Government Analyst

Film Commissioner

Film Critic or Journalist

Film Distributor

Film Festival Organizer

Film or Media Instructor

Film or Video Editor

Foreign Service Officer

Foundation President

Freelance Writer

Fundraiser

Gallery Director

Genealogist

Gerontologist

Grant Writer

Historian

Historical Archeologist

Historical Researcher

History Teacher

Human Rights Activist

Immigration Officer

Intelligence Analyst

Interpretive Guide

Journalist

Labor Relations Specialist

Lawyer

Legislative Aide

Legislative Analyst / Coordinator

Librarian

Linguistic Anthropologist

Lobbyist

Market Researcher

Medical Anthropologist

Minister

Museum Curator

Museum Exhibit Designer

Museum Registrar

Museum Technician

Newspaper Editor

Paleoanthropologist

Paralegal

Park Guide

Physical Anthropologist

Plans and Review Officer, USIA

Police Officer

Policy Analyst/Researcher

Policy Analyst

Political Commentator

Politician

Preparator

Producer

Production Coordinator

Public Administrator

Publicist

Public Opinion/Survey Analyst

Publishing Assistant

Radio Announcer

Research Analyst

Registrar

Screenwriter

Set or Scenic Designer

Social Worker

Speech writer

State Legislator

Student Affairs Administrator

Tour Guide

Translator

Travel Agent

Urban Park Ranger

Writer/Author

Youth Service Worker


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