Studying history will make you a more thoughtful and engaged citizen of the world, sure, but what can you do with a history degree? History students gain knowledge and build skills that translate easily to a multitude of careers. In recent years, we've sent our undergraduates out into the world to become teachers, financial analysts, social workers, real estate professionals, and campus outreach coordinators. We've compiled a sampling of potential careers, but the possibilities are truly endless.
The American Historical Association – the major professional organization for historians living in the United States – has broken down possible career paths down by the various functions historians perform in society. You can find a very detailed resource on careers, including some real-life examples.