A lot more
than you think!
arrange, and display records and artifacts for local, regional, state,
or national organizations. A number of businesses (CocaCola, Wells Fargo)
also maintain archives.
Historic Site Preservation
national, state, and local historic sites like the Castillo San Marcos in St.
Augustine, Florida or the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Determine
eligibility for National Register of Historic Places.
Department of State
in the diplomatic corps as a diplomat, charge d'affairs, or other
in federal and state civilian and military offices as institutional historians.
Write official histories of institutions and units and policy histories,
preserve and organize organizational records, and supervise operation and
management of museums.
Develop displays and
preserve artifacts and documents for agencies like the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame and National Football Hall of Fame.
The Central Intelligence
Agency and National Security Agency are always interested in good analysts.
And if you want to be 007 . . .
National Park Service
Maintain historic sites
like Mount Vernon and Fort Sumter. Lead tours and get involved in historic site
State Historic Preservation
Plan state historic preservation
efforts. Identify properties that deserve preservation and education the
public about the need to preserve our past.
Serve as a public official
or on the staff of public officials.
Consulting and Free
and records management
and policy research
Banking and Investment Firms
Historical associations and organizations
and, you can also teach!
*Source: Robert W. Pomeroy, "Careers
for Graduates in History" National Center for the Study of History, 1993.