Careers in History

  • A history degree is the ideal starting point for a variety of vocations. Individuals who earn a degree in history can go on to work as historians, librarians, archivists, curators, professors, teachers, lawyers, editors, publishers, politicians and consultants. Follow these links to explore more career options for your history degree.

  • Teaching History in Secondary Education
    Simply earning a bachelors degree in history doesn’t qualify you to teach—see what more you need to prepare for!
    General Information
    Being prepared for the future will help you make the most of your time at IUP.
    Teaching History at the University Level
    Earning a Ph.D. is a long process, but well worth it!
    Working in Public History
    You certainly won’t be a librarian! The possibilities are endless!
    Working in an Archive or Library
    ...but maybe you want to be a librarian!
    Editing and Publishing
    Resources to help you get into the field.
    Law School
    Resources to help you decide if law school is right for you.
    Internships
    Practical work experience will make you more valuable to potential employers.
    Careers in the Business World
    “What Can I Do When I Graduate?” An article by Dr. Robert F. Pace, former associate professor of History, Longwood University