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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.

Postsecondary Instructor3

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.


  • Historian
  • County Records Management Officer
  • Historic Sites Registrar
  • Program Director
  • History Teacher
  • Associate Professor of History
  • History Instructor

"$63,940" Median Annual Pay for Historians1

2High School Teachers
3Postsecondary Teachers