On this page you will find information about careers pursued by History majors, skills History majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the History program.


It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.

Example job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in History include:

  • Administrator/Teacher
  • Curator
  • Expedition Advisor
  • Prospect and Information Researcher
  • State Attorney

Career-Related Skills

  • Decision Making: History majors use knowledge of past problems and trends to reach current decisions. Determining key questions and points of view, and weighing evidence and options to reach a conclusion are skills developed through the major. 
  • Ability to Analyze Trends: History majors learn to predict shifts in political views or consumer tastes by observing trends. 
  • Managing Information: History students collect, evaluate, and organize data.
  • Written & Oral Expression: Documenting a conclusion and presenting it clearly through speech and writing are skills strengthened by the history major.
  • Research: Majors learn to obtain information from texts and from observing cultural situations.
  • Close Reading: Majors learn to dissect texts and documents to understand the subtleties.

Career-Related Web Sites

For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.