History Careers

What can you do with a History major?
Carleton History Alumni Careers Report

To give you some ideas of what you can do with a History major, here is a partial list of the wide variety of careers reported by our alumni. Please also visit our Jobs/Careers page.

Account Coordinator
Adjunct Professor of History
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Law Judge, State of Minnesota
Alumni /Development Coordinator and Outdoor Ed. Instructor
Americorps Safe Families Member
Analyst, Data
Analyst, Financial
Analyst, Insurance
Apiarist, United Nectar
Appraisal/Environmental Reviewer, Banking
Architectural Conservator
Architectural Designer
Archivist / Special Collections Librarian
Assistant Director, Alumni Relations
Assistant Director, Development
Assistant Editor
Assistant Principal
Assistant State Public Defender
Assistant to Director of Development
Assistant Vice President
Assistant Women's Volleyball Coach
Associate Attorney
Associate Judge, High Court, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Associate, Africa division
Associate, National Development
Asst. Editor & Asst. Research Professor

Bank Vice President
Banking Strategy Consultant
Behavior Specialist
Broadcast Associate
Business Executive
Business Intern
Business Owner
Business Partner

Career Counselor
CFO & Director, Corporate
City Year Corps Member
Client Services/Outreach Organizer
College Persistence Coordinator
Computer Literacy Teacher
Consultant, Corporate
Copywriter, Corporate
Costume Designer
Customs Inspector

Dancer, Dance Instructor
Dean, School of Arts & Sciences
Dean, Teacher, Coach
Deputy Chief of Missions, U.S. State Dept
Deputy Legal Counsel, Office of the Governor
Development Assistant
Development Editor
Director of Academic Actions
Director of Alumni Relations
Director of Historic Sites & Facilities, State Historical  Society
Director of Major Gifts
Director of Social Services
Director, Communications firm
Director, Public Policy & Community Relations, Historical Society
District Court Judge, State

Education Volunteer
Elementary School Teacher
ELL Academic Ctr Coordinator, Deering HS
English Teacher
English Teaching Assistant
ESL Teacher
Event Operatives Associate
Executive Director, Energy Conservation
Executive Team Lead - Assets Protection

Financial Planner
Fire Claims Representative
Foreign Service Officer
Freelance Photographer

Games, Retail and Purchasing Manager
Geriatric Care Physician
Goldman, Sachs Financial Analyst
Graduate Student (History)
Graduate Student (Library, Archival & Information Studies)
Graduate Student (Policy Studies)
Graduate Teaching Assistant in History
Grant Writer

Historic Preservation & Museum Management Consultant
History Professor
History Teacher
Humanities Teacher

IRM Associate

Job Coach
Journal co-founder, writer & editor
Journal Manager
Journalist, NY Times
Journalist, Wall Street Journal

Kindergarten Teacher

Law Clerk
Law Clerk / Associate Attorney
Law Clerk/Attorney Advisor
Law Student
Lead Organizer
Legal Assistant
Legal Asst. & Communications Assoc.
Legal Fellow
Library Assistant
Library Director

Manager,  Provider Services
Manager, Online Communications Co.
MBA Candidate
Media Programmer - Sundance Film Festival
Medical Social Worker
Medical Student
Metadata Librarian
Minnesota Land Trust Consultant
MS Urban Planning Candidate

North American Language and Culture Assistant

Occupational Therapist
On-line Journal co-founder & editor
Operations Manager
Outreach and Business Development Coordinator

Paralegal and Foreclosure Prevention Counselor
Park Ranger
Partner, Law Firm
Peace Corps Volunteer
Ph.D. Candidate
Physician Assistant
Policy Director and Deputy Campaign Manager
Private Equity Associate
Private School History Teacher
Product Information Coordinator
Production Assistant
Production Intern
Program Counselor
Program Director, University Career Center
Program Manager
Project Analyst
Project Director, Community Services
Project Estimator
Public Policy Analyst
Pulmonary and Critical Care Physician

Research Associate
Research Intern
Rotary Scholar

Secretary of Dept of Natural Resources, State
Senior Financial Analyst, Target Corporation
Senior High School Coach
Senior Interaction Designer
Senior Marketing Manager
Senior Paralegal
Senior Policy Counsel, Insurance Co.
Senior Research Assistant, Pharmaceutical Co.
Social Services Project Manager
Social Studies Teacher
Sr. Manager of Programs Quality & Evaluation
Staff Attorney, Legal Assistance, State
Staff Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
Staff, After-School Program
State Senator

Teacher, all levels
Teach for America Volunteer
Theater Director, Julliard
Trails Manager
Trial Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice
Tutor Coordinator

Video Editor, DV Camera & Steadicam Operator

Web Editor
Work Transition Consultant
Writer and Journalist

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