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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.

General Information
Being prepared for the future will help you make the most of your time at IUP.
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!
Teaching History at the University Level
Earning a Ph.D. is a long process, but well worth it!
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
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.
Practical work experience will make you more valuable to potential employers.
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