Social Sciences

Career Options

The career possibilities for history graduates may surprise you. In Chadron State's history program, you will develop skills in writing, analysis, communication, and organization. This preparation is helpful for careers in government, finance, business, non-profit organizations, and communications. A degree in history also can serve as a springboard into graduate school and toward fulfilling careers in law and business administration.

Many who study history choose careers in education. They become teachers in our nation's secondary schools. Nationally, there is an ever-growing need for teachers. By teaching America's youth, you can influence the lives of thousands and help shape our nation's future. A few will continue their formal education and pursue a career as a college professor.

Others will become public historians. This includes working in government archives, national and state historical sites, museums and libraries. Such job opportunities involve daily interaction with tourists, scholars, school children, and the general public. A degree in history will assist these specialists in learning how to understand, analyze, and explain history.