Careers in History

Careers for Students in History
The American Historical Association publishes an excellent online booklet Careers for Students in History. It gives descriptions and job opportunity information for historians in a variety of careers:

Graduate Opportunities
For students interested in graduate opportunities, History Doctoral Programs, a website sponsored by the American Historical Association is a great resource. It provides information on over 158 Ph.D. programs in the United States. Links to each departmental web page are listed and, when available, its doctoral web pages. Learn more...

Professional Organizations
Stay connected with the world of history and join a professional organization.

  • American Historical Association
    The AHA was founded in 1884 and incorporated by Congress in 1889 to serve the broad field of history. It encompasses every historical period and geographical area and serves professional historians in all areas of employment. Learn more...
  • Organization of American Historians
    The OAH is the largest learned society devoted to the study of American history. Since its founding in 1907 as the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, the OAH has promoted the study and teaching of the American past through its many activities. Learn more...