What can you do with a History Degree?

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 What can you do with a History Degree?

Education is a major matter of concern in today’s time. The reason why people study is not in order to gain knowledge or to be learned, those are secondary things. The most important requirement here is to actually manage to get a job. Students start their search early for a relevant course that can help them land a good and get them a well paying job.

In such a case what do you do when you actually pursue your passion and love for history and land up with a degree in that field. Worry not, your studies did not actually go down the drain but can actually help you land some good jobs

Career With A History Degree

#1. History Teacher

If you love history so much then why not pass on your passion onto others and share your knowledge on a well-paid platform. Simply speaking, you can pursue the profession of a teacher at the secondary level or even within universities. In order to be a teacher at a secondary level, you need to hold a professional teaching qualification. Though if you are planning to teach at a university then you need to study up to Ph.D. level. This would be a wonderful profession for history buffs as you get to share all the knowledge that you collected with young minds and each day you get to do something that you are really passionate about.

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There are many universities that allow the lecturers and tutors to combine teaching and research. This means that while teaching you can also conduct research on your area of expertise. The brilliant thing about this profession is that it has a huge scope and apart from teaching you can even go on to writing or broadcasting careers. The core of your success in order to have a career in academia is to have a deep curiosity for the subject, a desire for facts and to take guidance from history in order to have a better present and future.

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#2. Maintain Archives and Heritage

Are you constantly pulled by museums, galleries, libraries and other historical archives? If the answer is yes then you can make great use of your history degree here and pursue a profession in any such place. All these places offer opportunities to history graduates in archiving and heritage. In this profession, the focus is not to share knowledge with other people but rather bring it into use for the upkeep and maintenance of historical artifacts. These can include a plethora of things such as sculptures, paintings, clothes, vessels and even taxidermy animals. The roles that you will come across in this area are completely diverse and can range from a person and even requirements. There are some roles that would be purely administrative and curatorial whereas there will be those that would require a lot of research and dig, this digging can be both; accumulating more information and digging up archaeological sites in order to add more knowledge about that certain piece of history.

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#3. Media and Journalism

The third choice might seem a bit odd to many as they are not related anyways though that’s not true. A lot of history graduate change their field and pursue a career in media and journalism because in their years of education they have thoroughly developed their research and analysis skills. These skills are very instrumental in the field of media and journalism and can give history graduate an edge over others.

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Nevertheless, the fact remains that holding a degree in history means that you have a lot many options that you can explore and make a career out of. The present scenario does not even require that you go to college to obtain a degree, you can make a career with an associate degree as well.

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Archiving And Heritage

You can find many jobs by completing your graduation in History. This is a subject with amazing and explorative opportunities. According to my opinion, history graduates are eligible for either jobs related to the field of their study or switch to some other industry of their choice by taking up internship or self-learning process. You could be a Heritage Manager, Museum Education Officer, Academic Library. These are some of the most common professions you could choose.

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