Historians at Work
History majors follow many different career paths. Our alumni successfully market both their historical knowledge and skills to employers in many fields. From law, government and education to business, health care and non-profit work, you will find SLU history majors everywhere.
The American Historical Association webpage, "Careers for History Majors," is a mini-guide to possible careers for history majors within these categories:
- Historians as Educators
- Historians as Researchers
- Historians as Communicators
- Historians as Advocates
- Historians in Businesses and Associations
"Among the jobs you can consider are: advertising executive, analyst, archivist, broadcaster, campaign worker, consultant, congressional aide, editor, foreign service officer, foundation staffer, information specialist, intelligence agent, journalist, legal assistant, lobbyist, personnel manager, public relations staffer, researcher, teacher . . . the list can be almost endless."
Additional information is available here.
At the AHA site you also will find the informative mini-guide Careers for Students of History by Constance Schulz, Page Putnam Miller, Aaron Marrs, and Kevin Allen.
The Diverse Career Paths of SLU History Alumni
Below are just a small sample of jobs currently held by SLU History Majors—-Connect with History alumni via The Center for Career Excellence and Linkedin to learn more about their career paths