Career Pathways

Wondering what to do with your degree in History?

Don Tarantino '84, Entrepreneur/Restaurateur

The American Historical Association gives a great answer – you can do whatever you want to do, especially if you know how to explain to potential employers what your History degree means. In fact, as the Executive Director of the AHA explained, “No entity – corporate, government, nonprofit – can afford not to have a historian at the table.”

History majors and minors become...

  • Educators, Filmmakers, and Entertainers                
  • Researchers, Curators, and Public Historians
  • Lawyers, Advocates, and Policymakers
  • Publishers, Journalists, Writers, and Editors
  • Information Managers and Librarians
  • Entrepreneurs

The American Historical Association (AHA) and the National Council on Public History (NCPH) offer a variety of resources for History students. Together, and with the Public History Program at the University of South Carolina, they prepared a brochure about “Careers for Students of History.” Other resources include:

The LMU Office of Career Planning and Development has some great resources too: