History

History

 

WHAT DOES A HISTORY MAJOR DO?
While historians have a history degree, students who major in history do not always become historians! In fact, many history majors go on to become museum curators, librarians, archivists, attorneys, researchers, and teachers, to name a few. One of the fastest growing fields in history is historic preservation. This is someone who is in the business of restoring or preserving anything of an historical nature, from national parks to tourism bureaus to housing districts.
 

CAREERS AND SALARY
Pursuing a history major makes you marketable in a variety of careers. The skills acquired through your education, such as research, writing, analysis, and interdisciplinary thinking make you a viable candidate for many different types of jobs. Below are positions which are closely related to history.Wage Estimates are for Illinois and were found at Bureau of Labor website for Illinois 2014 wage Estimates.

 

Position Median Salary
College Teacher $65,180
Curator $52,330
Museum Technician and Conservator $40,730
Archivist $49,600
Historian $54,810