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What is History? Related Career Titles
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What is History?

The discipline trains both the mind and the imagination of those who study it. History imparts the vital skills of discernment and synthesis through critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. In particular, History confronts students with worlds, times, places, and cultures-including their own-in ways they never before considered.

To study history is to affirm the commitment to exploring issues of diversity within both a national and global context. To study history is to engage intellectually in the confrontation of peoples, ideas, and values in part because the past, no matter the society, is a foreign country.

Related Career Titles

Some of these jobs require education beyond the bachelor's degree.

Anthropologist FBI / CIA Agent Journalist
Archeologist Foreign News Corresp. Lawyer
Archivist Foreign Service Officer Lecturer
Biographer Genealogist Legal Assistant / Paralegal
Clergy Government Official Librarian
Community Relations Dir. Historian Lobbyist
Congressional Aide Historic Preservationist Market Research Analyst
Consumer Advocate Historic Site Tour Guide Media Consultant
Counselor Historical Society Staff Museum Curator
Criminologist Indicter Museum Tech. & Specialist
Demographer Insurance Agent / Broker Park Ranger
Economist Intelligence Analyst Peace Corps / Vista Worker
Editor International Relations Political Scientist
Psychologist Teacher, Social Studies Urban Administrator
Public Relations Specialist Technical Writer Urban Planner
Research Assistant Travel Agent Writer / Author

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Some Employers of History Majors:

Advertising Broadcasting
Business and Industry Central Intelligence Agency
Department of State Media
Paralegal Profession Peace Corps / Vista
Public Interest Groups Campaigns
Research foundations Schools and Universities
Travel and tour services Administration & Legislation
Education Health and Human Services
Library Parks & Recreation
Social & Welfare Services Transportation
Bureau of the Census State and Local Governments
Federal Bureau of Investigation Corrections & Court Systems
Museums & Archives Housing & Community Development
Political Parties Police & Fire Protection

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Related Major Skills

Explaining Ideas Interpreting events and ideas
Writing and presenting information Examining evidence
Analyzing ideas and information Developing a world view
Explaining the present by referring to the past Decision making
Seeing relationships between factors

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Professional Association Links

Society for American Archaeology

Resources of Historical & Archaeological Societies

American Historical Association

Miscellaneous Resources

Search any topic in history

National Museum of Natural History educational resources

The History Net

Library of Congress

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