What kinds of careers are available to history majors?

“Careers for Students of History” is published by the American Historical Association with ideas and advice for history majors about careers. The AHA guide includes five different categories including historians as educators, historians as researchers, historians as communicators, historians as advocates and historians in businesses and associations.


Service Learning and Career Development Center, Western Oregon University
Consult the SLCD page under the “Students” tab for advice from mentoring to preparing yourself to next steps


“What Can I Do With this Major? History”


Exploring Your Possibilities


After you’ve considered these ideas and advice check out specific job-related sites

Teach for America: http://www.teachforamerica.org/

Chronicle of Higher Education Job Listings: http://chronicle.com/section/Jobs/61/

State of Oregon Jobs Page: http://www.oregonjobs.org/

State of Oregon Employment Department Website with Job Seeking Tools: http://www.employment.oregon.gov/EMPLOY/ES/SEEKER/index.shtml

USA JOBS: official job site of the United States Federal Government: http://www.usajobs.gov/

Nonprofit Job Listing and Information at Chronicle of Philanthropy: http://philanthropy.com/section/Jobs/224/

Nonprofit Career Network: http://www.nonprofitcareer.com/

University of Northern Iowa, Overseas Placement Service for Educators: http://www.uni.edu/placement/overseas/


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