What is History all about?
"Studying History helps you develop important skills such as critical thinking and writing."
History is the study and research of major social, political, cultural, and economic events of the past, and provides a perspective on events that have shaped the contemporary world. The study of history has long been recognized as central to a liberal arts education. Although the study of history is more often associated with careers in law, public service, teaching and the academic world, the skills learned through historical study have proven useful in a wide variety of career fields.
Many careers do not require a specific major but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choices, increase your marketability to employers through internships, responsible work experience, good grades and involvement in college activities.
A Sample of Related OccupationsAnthropologist
Foreign News Correspondent
Foreign Service Officer
Human Services Worker
Peace Corps Volunteer
Types of EmployersPrivate and Non-profit Organizations:
Chambers of Commerce
Public Relations Firms
Social Service Agencies
Working for Equality and Economic Liberation (WEEL)- Montana
Women's Opportunity and Resource Development (WORD)-Missoula
Historical Research Associates (HRA)-Missoula
Nationwide Non-Profit Groups
Department of Commerce
National Archives & Records Admin.
Department of Justice
National Endowment for the Humanities
Department of State
National Park Service
Drug Enforcement Administration
Federal/State Congressional Offices
U.S. Customs Service
General Accounting Office
U.S. Information Agency
- American Historical Association
400 A Street, S.E., Washington, DC 20003-3889
tel: (202) 544-2422
fax: (202) 544-8307
- American Association for State and Local History
1717 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37203-2991
- World History Association
2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki Hall A-203, Honolulu, HI 96822