The analytical and research skills you will develop as a History major will prepare you for success in a variety of occupations.

Many History graduates pursue careers in teaching, museums, libraries, and similar occupations with a focus on public education and enrichment. Law is also a popular option for History majors, 

Career Highlights



rate of projected job growth for archivists, curators, and museum workers between 2021-2031 (faster than average)

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

of archivists, curators, and museum workers are employed at museums, historical sites, and similar institutions, while 24% have jobs in government

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


Our History graduates have taken on roles at a variety of organizations, including:

  • Beecher Elementary School
  • Broome County
  • Butler Exhibits
  • Center for Voting and Democracy
  • DeLorenzo Law Firm
  • Easton Area School District
  • Elmira City School District
  • Feeney, Klotz, and Timmons
  • Florence Griswold Museum
  • Fitchburg Redevelopment Authority
  • Fort Ticonderoga
  • Franklin County Legal Services
  • Hillcrest Educational Centers
  • William S. Hart Union High School
  • Johnson City School District
  • Laurens Central School
  • Liberty Hall Museum
  • Middlesex District Attorney's Office
  • Ontario Government
  • Oswego County District Attorney's Office
  • Oxford High School
  • Rochester Museum and Science Center
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Success Academy Charter Schools
  • U.S. Department of State
  • Wayne Central School District

Our alumni have held positions such as elementary school principal, deputy director, director of field services, executive deputy county clerk, attorney, executive director, cataloger, education programs coordinator, director of legislative and regulatory affairs, district attorney, camp programs supervisor, museum specialist, and data analyst.


When you're getting ready to put your EC education to work, the Office of Career Services can help!


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