Careers

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Students with a major in history go on to rewarding careers in a multitude of professions.  Graduates find work in high schools, junior high schools, local and state historical societies, museums, libraries, archives, non-profit organizations, government, law firms, think tanks, and journalism.  

In fact, many private and public entities looking to fill jobs requiring strong research skills often look to people with history majors.  Other graduates continue on to graduate school and aim for positions teaching in community colleges or universities, practicing law, education administration, and business.

For more information, including lists of job openings for history majors, go to the American Historical Association's "Careers for History Majors" web site.

For more information on graduate studies in history (what to expect, the application process, selecting a school), go to the American Historical Association's "Graduate School Application Process: From Start to Finish" web site.  More importantly, talk to one of the Ferris History professors for more advice.  They have all been through the wringer and know the process, potential pitfalls, and rewards