What if I can't see myself as a professional historian?
The truth is, only a small percentage of history majors go on to be historians;
most go on, instead, to become lawyers, librarians, businesspersons, writers, archivists,
researchers, teachers, politicians and even entertainers.
As a LaGrange College history major, you will cultivate the skills necessary to
successfully research, analyze and communicate – qualities vital to many career
choices. Leaders in every industry, from business to the arts, can point to their
training as history majors as the starting point for their success.
Here is a brief list of the career opportunities available to the undergraduate
history major based on Careers for Students of History, written by Barbara J. Howe
and jointly published by the American Historical Association and the National Council
on Public History. Used by permission.
Click on the headings for more information about each type of job.
Historians as Researchers
Museums and Historical Organizations
Cultural Resources Management and Historic Preservation
Historians as Communicators
Writers and Editors
Producers of Multimedia Material
Historians as Information Managers
Historians as Advocates
Lawyers and Paralegals
Legislative Staff Work
Historians in Businesses and Associations
Historians in Corporations
Historians and Nonprofit Associations