Best Careers for History Lovers

Stan T.

Are you a history buff? Are you someone who strives to go beyond your own roots to understand the history and culture of others? Do you get a kick when you learn something new about the past that contributed to our society today?

Here are 10 career options for you.


Political Scientists

study the origin, development, and operation of political systems. May study topics, such as public opinion, political decision-making, and ideology. May analyze the structure and operation of governments, as well as various political entities. May conduct public opinion surveys, analyze election results, or analyze public documents.
Salary: $124100
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth

Sociologists

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study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.
Salary: $93420
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction

Geographers

study the nature and use of areas of the Earth's surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants, and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.
Salary: $85620
Education: Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth


Anthropologists

research, evaluate, and establish public policy concerning the origins of humans; their physical, social, linguistic, and cultural development; and their behavior, as well as the cultures, organizations, and institutions they have created.
Salary: $69960
Education: Master's degree
Strong job growth

Archeologists

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conduct research to reconstruct record of past human life and culture from human remains, artifacts, architectural features, and structures recovered through excavation, underwater recovery, or other means of discovery.
Salary: $69960
Education: Doctoral degree
Strong job growth

Park Naturalists

plan, develop, and conduct programs to inform public of historical, natural, and scientific features of national, state, or local park.
Salary: $69020
Education: Bachelor's degree


Historians

research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
Salary: $68400
Education: Master's degree
High job satisfaction

Curators

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administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens of museums or other institutions. May conduct instructional, research, or public service activities of institution.
Salary: $61650
Education: Master's degree
Strong job growth

Archivists

appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.
Salary: $61210
Education: Master's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction


Museum Technicians and Conservators

restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and record objects or install and arrange them in exhibits. Includes book or document conservators.
Salary: $49990
Education: Master's degree
High job satisfaction

Tour Guides and Escorts

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Marta Laurent Veciana from ForeverBarcelona Private Tours
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escort individuals or groups on sightseeing tours or through places of interest, such as industrial establishments, public buildings, and art galleries.
Salary: $32200
Education: No degree required


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