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History: History Careers & Education

A guide to library resources for history.

History Professional Associations

American Historical Association The largest professional organization in the United States devoted to the study and promotion of history and historical thinking.

National Council for History Education Brings together historians, teachers, education specialists, university faculty, community leaders, museums, archives, libraries, and historical societies to support history instruction in schools.

Organization of American Historians A professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history.

Society of American Archivists A source of professional resources and the principal communication hub for American archivists.

History as a Career

Careers for History Majors Information and a listing of the many career options for history majors, from the American Historical Association.

What Can I Do with a History Major? Information from U.C. Davis.

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook for more information about careers in history and related fields, including salary and job outlook.

Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers

High School Teachers


Postsecondary Teachers

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