Career Opportunities

Careers for graduates in history and political science include a range of opportunities in the public, private, and non-profit sectors of society. The information listed below from the American Historical Association and the American Political Science Association - with links for more information - provides a brief glimpse of the many employment opportunities available to our majors.

Historians As Educators

Elementary Schools
Secondary Schools
Postsecondary Education
Historic Sites and Museums

Historians As Researchers

Museums and Historical Organizations
Cultural Resources Management and Historic
Preservation
Think Tanks

Historians As Communicators

Writers and Editors
Journalists
Documentary Editors
Producers of Multimedia Material
Historians As Information Managers
Archivists
Records Managers
Librarians
Information Managers

Historians As Advocates

Lawyers and Paralegals
Litigation Support
Legislative Staff Work
Foundations

Historians In Businesses And Associations

Historians in Corporations
Contract Historians
Historians and Nonprofit Associations

Careers In Public History

Museums
Historical Societies
Federal Government
State and Local Government
Archives
Libraries
Consulting

Careers In Political Science

Attorney
Campaign Operative
CIA Analyst or Agent
City Planner
Congressional Office and Committee Staffer
Coordinator of Federalor State Aid
Communications Director
CorporateAnalyst
Corporate Public Affairs Advisor
Corporate Adviser for Governmental Relations
Corporation Legislative Issues Manager
Customs Officer
Editor
Federal Government Analyst
Foreign Service Officer
Free-lance Writer
High School Government Teacher
Immigration Officer
Intelligence Officer
International Agency Officer
International Research Specialist
Legislative Analyst Lobbyist
Mediator
Policy Analyst
Political Commentator
PollsterPublic Affairs Research Analyst
Public Opinion Analyst
Research Analyst
State Legislator
University Professor
Urban Policy Planner

Employment Resources

Arkansas Tech University Career Services
Arkansas Jobs
Careers in Public History
Career Builder
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