Summary: This information describes typical occupations and employment settings associated with this major. Understand some of these
options may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options when choosing a possible career path.
Description of History
History is the study and research of major social, economic, political and cultural events of the past. A sound component of liberal
arts education, history serves practical needs by providing solid background for pursuing graduate studies or a career in law,
education, business, advertising, ministry, journalism, government service, or preservation. The history major meets an important
need for the business world by providing the ability to analyze and write effectively, and by developing a sense of balanced
judgment. For those who choose to teach, the major provides necessary subject-matter content. Finally, the history major prepares
student for professional careers that require a satisfactory acquisition of knowledge and skills related to the study of the past.
Georgia Career Information Center - http://www.gcic.peachnet.edu (accessible only on campus computers)
O*NET - http://online.onetcenter.org (click on Find Occupations)
Occupational Outlook Handbook - http://www.bls.gov/oco (type in general term for career of interest)
Alberta Occupational Profiles - http://www.alis.gov.ab.ca/occinfo/frameset.asp (click on Occupational Title Search)
Career Insider - powered by the Vault - http://career.uga.edu/resources/online_resources
*Please visit the Career Center Library or your Career Consultant for additional information or assistance.
Possible Job Titles of History Graduates
(*Jobs secured as reported by UGA Career Center post-graduate survey)
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