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Future Careers

Will studying History prepare me for a future career?

Future employers will be less interested in your in-depth knowledge of history and more interested in the skills you have developed while studying history. Students of history emerge with very strong skills in the following areas:

·      Oral and written Communication

·      Analytical Skills

·      Teamwork

·      Leadership

·      Research

·      Critical Thinking

·      Time Management

·      Independence 

·      Negotiation

·      Objective Thinking

The study of history is one of the oldest and most respected subjects. If you think about careers in history though, you might just think of a museum curator, or history teacher. However there are many more career prospects than just these.  Whether your career goal is to work in teaching, arts and culture, or somewhere else entirely, the skill set established when one studies history prepares you for many career possibilities. Here are just a few examples:

    Chartered Certified Accountant

    Investment Banker

    Investment Fund Manager


    Corporate Investment Banker

    Management Consultant

    Adult Education Lecturer

    Early Years Teacher

    Primary School Teacher

    Secondary School Teacher

    Academic Librarian


    Information Officer

    Government Research Officer

    Politician's Assistant

    Trade Union Research Officer

    Advertising Account Executive

    Advertising Copywriter

    Press Officer

    Public Relations Officer

    Media Buyer

    Political Research Assistant


    Radio Broadcast Assistant

    Runner (Broadcasting/Film)

    Television Production Assistant

    Television/Film Producer

    Broadcast Journalist

    Press Sub-editor

    Editorial Assistant

    Magazine Features Editor

    Museum Education Officer

    Museum/Gallery Curator

    Records Manager

    Heritage Manager


    Recruitment Consultant

    Museum/Gallery Conservator

    Charity Officer

    Marketing Executive

    Project Support Officer


    Tour Guide



    Exhibition Designer





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