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What can you do with a major in history from Avila University?
It depends...on you!
What do you imagine you can do? If you can envision yourself doing something you love, chances are a degree in history can help you realize your goals. First of all, history matters. History offers perspective, something vital to making decisions in one's personal and public life. It affords a means to weigh controversial issues of social justice, morality, and artistic taste. Historians also make sense of the myriad details of the past, present, and future. The study of history is the attempt to compose a coherent narrative of human society while still respecting the diversity of the human experience. Avila University history majors offer potential employers a person with superb organizational skills, who is proficient in verbal and written communication, someone well versed in historical methodology and knowledgeable in all major periods of United States and World history.

Historians as Preservationists and Researchers
Archivist in public or private institutions
Museum or Historic Site Administrator
Historical Preservationist or Conservator
Curator of Historic Site, Historical Society, or Archive
Administrator or Researcher for Religious and Philanthropic Organizations
Archival Assistant or Researcher
Archival Records Manager

Historians as Educators
Elementary School Teachers
Secondary School Teachers
University and College Professors
Educators at Historic Sites, National Parks, and Museums
Educational Administrator
Educator for Religious and Philanthropic Organizations
Educator for Military

Historians as Communicators
Professional Writer, Critic, or Editor
Producer of Historical Software, Web Site, and Video Media
Public Relations Specialist
Publishing Editor or Manager
Programming Producer, Editor, Writer, Researcher for Historical Documentaries in Television, Film, on the Radio or Internet
Historians in Business and Industry
Corporate Historian and Archivist
Contract Historian for Special Projects for private and public institutions
Public Relations Writer, Editor, or Researcher
Information Manager
Management Trainee
Marketing Trainee
Travel Advisor and Tourism Bureau Manager
Government Relations Specialist
Urban Planning Analyst and Researcher
Advertising and Sales Staff Member
Political Risk Analyst
Corporate Communications Specialist
Strategic Plan Manager
Systems Analyst
Training and Orientation Specialist

Historians as Advocates
Lawyer and Paralegal
Administrative Assistant, Aid or Press Officer to Executive or Legislative Officials in Government
Government Agency Analyst, Researcher, and Planner
Non-Profit Agency Advocate
Professional Lobbyist
Grant Writer, Researcher, and Manager
Advertising Manager or Writer
Advocate or Lobbyist for Religious and Philanthropic Organizations
Elected Official in Government

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American Historical Association - Directory of Graduate Programs

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