If you are interested in the past, the civilizations and cultures that have come before us, or the ways in which the past is influential in shaping the present then majoring in History may be a good educational path to take. You will be exposed to different facets of study in history with the opportunity to focus directly on those periods and places you have a keen interest in.

Career Options in History

This list is not exhaustive but provides an idea of the options graduates have and what they have gone on to do. Some options are more directly associated with a History degree than others.

  • Activist
  • Archivist
  • Conservator
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Corrections Officer
  • Curator
  • Editor
  • Event Coordinator
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fundraiser
  • Government Administrator
  • Heritage Coordinator
  • Historian
  • Historical Researcher
  • Institutional Researcher
  • Labour Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Secretary
  • Legislative Aid
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Media Correspondent
  • Mediator
  • Non-profit Sector Administrator
  • Paralegal
  • Policy Advisor
  • Political Advisor
  • Politician
  • Population Studies Analyst
  • Professor
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Teacher

Some of these career choices may require additional education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential education or professional formative courses and exams. For a more in-depth description of some of the careers mentioned above visit Career Cruising (login information can be found on the home page of the Career Centre's online system) or the National Occupational Classification website.