Careers for history majors
If you've ever asked why major in history or what can you do with a history degree, look no further.
As a history major, the reasoning and analytical skills your history degree from University of the Cumberlands can give you are highly valued by employers in a number of industries. You’ll find professionals in the role of historian in local governments, corporate headquarters, and more. The growth rate for historians is holding steady at 5 percent with a median wage of $63,940 annually.
High School Teacher2
With the right certification, you can turn your attention to education as a High School History Teacher. With a projected growth rate of 8 percent over the next decade or so, teachers are needed! And they get paid, averaging $61,820 annually.
You could take your teaching to the next level – sharing your love for history with college or university students. With a median annual salary of $79,640, employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 12 percent over the next decade.
- County Records Management Officer
- Historic Sites Registrar
- Program Director
- History Teacher
- Associate Professor of History
- History Instructor
"$63,940" Median Annual Pay for Historians1