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Select, Find and Prepare for History Careers and Jobs - all on one page


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This page will take you through 4 steps to (1) Select from History careers/jobs, (2) Find History job listings, (3) Prepare for History careers, and (4) Provide History career-specific resources.

Step 1: Select a Career/Job: This page starts with 4 ways for you to identify and select from listings of History careers/jobs:
A) Fastest Growing History Careers - 2020 to 2030 (est.)
These listings are based on job growth estimates and helps you to identify the fastest growing and evolving History careers. Some careers may not initially seem related to History, so relevant History jobs are listed alongside each listing. This can also help us to identify which careers (bottom of the listing) may have negative growth - perhaps due to automation or planned obsolescence.
B) Median Annual Salary U.S. History Careers
These listings are sorted (descending) by median annual salary in the U.S. This may help us to identify our ideal career. We may not qualify at this time for the desired career, but this listing and the results provided can help us to explore job details, as well as learn how to appropriately prepare for the career.
C) History Career Ladders (Educational Requirements)
These listings will help us to identify History careers sorted by educational requirements (with the most difficult to obtain listed first). This may help us to identify career ladders (as we scroll down the list), and help us to get jobs that we qualify for now.
D) Select From a Listing of 39 History Jobs.
The list may be quite long. There are two ways you might like to use this list:
1) Filter - As you enter a word, you will filter (limit) the list of jobs
2) Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply explore the list of jobs. There may be many that you might never have considered to be of interest.
Once you have identified an job of interest, simply click on it.

Step 2: Find a Job: After you have selected a career/job above, you will see current jobs listings. You can change the location, distance from location and recency as desired. Each of the listings will link to a current job opening.

Job listings (based on your criteria) can be sent daily to your inbox, so you always have access to the latest opportunities. Complete the short form to start - you can opt out anytime.

Step 3: Prepare For a Career: In this section you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for the chosen career. Information may include (not every career choice includes all of the elements below - updates occur quarterly):
Core and Supplemental Duties: Lists the worker-related tasks performed
General and Specific Work Activities: Summarizes the broad and more specific types of behaviors related to the career
Knowledge Required: Provides the requirements regarding the acquisition of facts and principles
Skills Required: Provides basic skills and cross-functional skills needed
Preparation Required: Provides a summary of the required experience and education
Educational Requirements: Detailed breakdown of the education required
Work Experience Required: Detailed breakdown of the prior work experience required
Local Salary Information: Provides national and local salary ranges
Certifications: Provides appropriate government and private-sector certifications and/or credentials that may be required
Professional Associations: Provides professional associations that are related to the career selected
Job Listings: Provides links to active current job listings for the selected career, along with multiple similar job titles to explore. All details appear on this page
Career Start: Provides up to 10 careers requiring similar capabilities and interests (for starting a similar career)
Career Change: Provides up to 10 careers requiring similar skills and experience (for changing a career).

** If you clicked on a link from section D (as described in Step 1 above), you will see one or more links to an occupation that is usually a bit more general than your initial job selection - the link(s) is directly related to the specific job you identified through your prior selections.
*NOTE: It is possible that there may not be a career path identified for the specific job you selected in Step 1. If this is the case, scroll up the page and click on a different career/job.

Step 4: Career-Specific Resources (detailed and constantly updated): Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that provide detailed (updated) links specific to the career you selected. This information includes:
Videos: Provides a listing of video links related to this career. A great way to get a quick overview of the occupation.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Job Description: Sources that provide job descriptions, which are vital to resume and interview preparation.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview. Can also assist with coffee chats.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.

Step 1 of 4: Select a Career/Job

12 History careers are listed below (sorted by Percentage Change in Total Job Openings - 2020 to 2030 est.). History-related jobs specific to each career are also provided. This shows which careers are emerging and growing the fastest. Please Scroll and Select below:

Occupations U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030 (% change) History-Related Jobs

Self-Enrichment Teachers 23.5% Art History Teacher
Occupation: Self-Enrichment Teachers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 23.5% History-Related Jobs: Art History Teacher
Curators 21.6% Collections and American History Curator; Natural History Collections Curator
Occupation: Curators U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 21.6% History-Related Jobs: Collections and American History Curator; Natural History Collections Curator
Museum Technicians and Conservators 20.6% Research Historian
Occupation: Museum Technicians and Conservators U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 20.6% History-Related Jobs: Research Historian
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 11% Church History Professor; Church History Teacher; Church History Teaching Fellow
Occupation: Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 11% History-Related Jobs: Church History Professor; Church History Teacher; Church History Teaching Fellow
Archivists 10.9% Architectural Historian
Occupation: Archivists U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 10.9% History-Related Jobs: Architectural Historian
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 10.1% Adjunct Art History Instructor; Art History Instructor; Art History Professor; Theatre History Professor
Occupation: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 10.1% History-Related Jobs: Adjunct Art History Instructor; Art History Instructor; Art History Professor; Theatre History Professor
History Teachers, Postsecondary 7.9% Adjunct History Instructor; African History Professor; American History Professor; Art History Instructor; Economic History Teacher; Jewish History Professor; Online History Instructor; Russian History Professor; South Asian History Professor; U.S. History Professor (United States History Professor); World History Teacher
Occupation: History Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7.9% History-Related Jobs: Adjunct History Instructor; African History Professor; American History Professor; Art History Instructor; Economic History Teacher; Jewish History Professor; Online History Instructor; Russian History Professor; South Asian History Professor; U.S. History Professor (United States History Professor); World History Teacher
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 7.8% High School History Teacher; Secondary History Teacher; World History Teacher
Occupation: Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7.8% History-Related Jobs: High School History Teacher; Secondary History Teacher; World History Teacher
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 7.5% American History Teacher; World History Teacher
Occupation: Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7.5% History-Related Jobs: American History Teacher; World History Teacher
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 6.4% Astronomy History Professor
Occupation: Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 6.4% History-Related Jobs: Astronomy History Professor
Historians 5.5% Ancient History Curator; County Historian; Dance Historian; Dramatic Arts Historian; Film Historian; Medical Historian; Music Historian; Oral Historian; Research Historian; State Historical Society Director; Supervisory Historian; Town Historian
Occupation: Historians U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 5.5% History-Related Jobs: Ancient History Curator; County Historian; Dance Historian; Dramatic Arts Historian; Film Historian; Medical Historian; Music Historian; Oral Historian; Research Historian; State Historical Society Director; Supervisory Historian; Town Historian
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks -4.8% Credit Historian
Occupation: Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -4.8% History-Related Jobs: Credit Historian

12 History careers are listed below (sorted by U.S. National Median Salary). History-related jobs specific to each occupation are also provided. Please Scroll and Select below::

Occupations National Median Salary History-Related Jobs

Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $ 94,520 Astronomy History Professor
Occupation: Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 94,520 History-Related Jobs: Astronomy History Professor
History Teachers, Postsecondary $ 76,890 Adjunct History Instructor; African History Professor; American History Professor; Art History Instructor; Economic History Teacher; Jewish History Professor; Online History Instructor; Russian History Professor; South Asian History Professor; U.S. History Professor (United States History Professor); World History Teacher
Occupation: History Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 76,890 History-Related Jobs: Adjunct History Instructor; African History Professor; American History Professor; Art History Instructor; Economic History Teacher; Jewish History Professor; Online History Instructor; Russian History Professor; South Asian History Professor; U.S. History Professor (United States History Professor); World History Teacher
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary $ 76,160 Church History Professor; Church History Teacher; Church History Teaching Fellow
Occupation: Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 76,160 History-Related Jobs: Church History Professor; Church History Teacher; Church History Teaching Fellow
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $ 69,690 Adjunct Art History Instructor; Art History Instructor; Art History Professor; Theatre History Professor
Occupation: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 69,690 History-Related Jobs: Adjunct Art History Instructor; Art History Instructor; Art History Professor; Theatre History Professor
Historians $ 63,100 Ancient History Curator; County Historian; Dance Historian; Dramatic Arts Historian; Film Historian; Medical Historian; Music Historian; Oral Historian; Research Historian; State Historical Society Director; Supervisory Historian; Town Historian
Occupation: Historians National Median Salary: $ 63,100 History-Related Jobs: Ancient History Curator; County Historian; Dance Historian; Dramatic Arts Historian; Film Historian; Medical Historian; Music Historian; Oral Historian; Research Historian; State Historical Society Director; Supervisory Historian; Town Historian
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $ 62,870 High School History Teacher; Secondary History Teacher; World History Teacher
Occupation: Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education National Median Salary: $ 62,870 History-Related Jobs: High School History Teacher; Secondary History Teacher; World History Teacher
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $ 60,810 American History Teacher; World History Teacher
Occupation: Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education National Median Salary: $ 60,810 History-Related Jobs: American History Teacher; World History Teacher
Curators $ 56,990 Collections and American History Curator; Natural History Collections Curator
Occupation: Curators National Median Salary: $ 56,990 History-Related Jobs: Collections and American History Curator; Natural History Collections Curator
Archivists $ 56,760 Architectural Historian
Occupation: Archivists National Median Salary: $ 56,760 History-Related Jobs: Architectural Historian
Museum Technicians and Conservators $ 45,710 Research Historian
Occupation: Museum Technicians and Conservators National Median Salary: $ 45,710 History-Related Jobs: Research Historian
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks $ 41,730 Credit Historian
Occupation: Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks National Median Salary: $ 41,730 History-Related Jobs: Credit Historian
Self-Enrichment Teachers $ 39,960 Art History Teacher
Occupation: Self-Enrichment Teachers National Median Salary: $ 39,960 History-Related Jobs: Art History Teacher

13 History careers are listed (sorted by Education/Preparation Requirements - descending) to provide career ladders. History-related jobs specific to each career are also provided.

Education/Preparation Categories:
5 = Usually requires graduate school (e.g., Master's degree, Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.)
4 = Usually requires a four-year Bachelor's degree
3 = Usually requires vocational training, related on-the-job experience, or Associate's degree
2 = Usually requires a high school diploma
1 = May require a high school diploma or GED certificate
Please Scroll and Select below:
Occupations Education/Preparation History-Related Jobs

Archivists 5 Architectural Historian
Occupation: Archivists Education/Preparation: 5 History-Related Jobs: Architectural Historian
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Adjunct Art History Instructor; Art History Instructor; Art History Professor; Theatre History Professor
Occupation: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 History-Related Jobs: Adjunct Art History Instructor; Art History Instructor; Art History Professor; Theatre History Professor
Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Astronomy History Professor
Occupation: Atmospheric, Earth, Marine, and Space Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 History-Related Jobs: Astronomy History Professor
Curators 5 Collections and American History Curator; Natural History Collections Curator
Occupation: Curators Education/Preparation: 5 History-Related Jobs: Collections and American History Curator; Natural History Collections Curator
Historians 5 Ancient History Curator; County Historian; Dance Historian; Dramatic Arts Historian; Film Historian; Medical Historian; Music Historian; Oral Historian; Research Historian; State Historical Society Director; Supervisory Historian; Town Historian
Occupation: Historians Education/Preparation: 5 History-Related Jobs: Ancient History Curator; County Historian; Dance Historian; Dramatic Arts Historian; Film Historian; Medical Historian; Music Historian; Oral Historian; Research Historian; State Historical Society Director; Supervisory Historian; Town Historian
History Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Adjunct History Instructor; African History Professor; American History Professor; Art History Instructor; Economic History Teacher; Jewish History Professor; Online History Instructor; Russian History Professor; South Asian History Professor; U.S. History Professor (United States History Professor); World History Teacher
Occupation: History Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 History-Related Jobs: Adjunct History Instructor; African History Professor; American History Professor; Art History Instructor; Economic History Teacher; Jewish History Professor; Online History Instructor; Russian History Professor; South Asian History Professor; U.S. History Professor (United States History Professor); World History Teacher
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Church History Professor; Church History Teacher; Church History Teaching Fellow
Occupation: Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 History-Related Jobs: Church History Professor; Church History Teacher; Church History Teaching Fellow
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 4 American History Teacher; World History Teacher
Occupation: Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Education/Preparation: 4 History-Related Jobs: American History Teacher; World History Teacher
Museum Technicians and Conservators 4 Research Historian
Occupation: Museum Technicians and Conservators Education/Preparation: 4 History-Related Jobs: Research Historian
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 4 High School History Teacher; Secondary History Teacher; World History Teacher
Occupation: Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Education/Preparation: 4 History-Related Jobs: High School History Teacher; Secondary History Teacher; World History Teacher
Self-Enrichment Teachers 3 Art History Teacher
Occupation: Self-Enrichment Teachers Education/Preparation: 3 History-Related Jobs: Art History Teacher
Tour Guides and Escorts 3 Haunted History Tour Guide
Occupation: Tour Guides and Escorts Education/Preparation: 3 History-Related Jobs: Haunted History Tour Guide
Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks 2 Credit Historian
Occupation: Credit Authorizers, Checkers, and Clerks Education/Preparation: 2 History-Related Jobs: Credit Historian

Scroll through the picklist (below). There are 39 specific History jobs listed. Select those that may be of interest - you will get active job listing links, along with detailed resources to help you prepare for a career related to that job.
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Step 3 of 4: Prepare For a Career

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