8 Interesting Careers With a Degree in History

By Soumyaranjan Sahoo

History is considered one of the toughest branches of arts stream. So many eras, revolutions, dates, rules and many more are to be remembered in history, right? The interesting fact is that the things and the persons we study about are no more alive to tell us about them. Non- fiction books of history sometimes carry our imagination to an unknown land where the lifestyle, dresses, rules of society are different than ours. So, history in itself is a charm.


If your interest lies in human history and civilization, about the evolution of human existence and its ruin, then this will lead you to your dream career. Archaeologists deal with human evolution over a period of time by studying the material remains of ancient as well as recent human past. These are the people whose efforts help us to know about human history, culture, tradition and also the change and the cause of change in human civilization. We, humans, are able to know about our very existence because of their year-long analysis and research.


History and museums go side by side with each other. The ancient arts and artifacts, ancient treasure, paintings, our history all are preserved in a museum to keep it secured for the upcoming generation to know all about our past, ancient people, and our rich heritage. Museology is the study of organizing, arranging and managing museum. This is closely related with archaeology and this provides a greater opportunity for careers like Museum Director, archivist, conservation specialist, exhibit designer and educator and also jobs in the state and central government museums.

Museum Curators:

A good background of managing and research of work will be beneficial for you in becoming a museum curator. A well-secured job in government museums and every day spent with fascinating beauty in historical preservations. The job that satisfies your thirst for historical knowledge and a responsibility on your shoulders to manage the preserved history.


This is a very essential job in the economic field as they facilitate cross-cultural communication by translating and interpreting one language into another. They have wide knowledge about the ancient languages and are very skillful in translating different Latin works into our modern day understanding. Their job area starts from business, marketing, public relations to science, history, film industry. Their job can be termed as an art because interpreting & translating is one of the complex functions of the human mind.

Civil Services:

A career in civil services is the dream of many people in India. Holding a job in the central/state/federal government level not only earns you prestige and high position with power but with it comes a well-settled career and old age pension and other facilities that most of us only dream about.

Fashion Designer:

If you wonder that this job is a misfit in the entire list then you need to give it a think!! If you are creative and want to do something innovative, trending, and walk on the untrodden paths to fly high then this is the perfect career for you. You just need to clear the concerned exams to get admission in fashions schools and the canvas is yours to paint your dreams into reality.


If teaching is your passion then you have a wide scope and great future ahead. You can have a great deal of teaching at schools/colleges or institutions on your concerned area. A government, as well as a private teacher, get a high salary, social esteem and to top it all is the provision of holiday boon.

Film Production Assistant:

If you are the person with high hopes, glamorous taste but want to stick to your historical career arena then this job will help you materialize your dream. Production Assistant and Consultant with help the ensure that all the facts and fictions are in accord with a particular historical event. They keep a check on the accuracy of dates and language and the dress theme keeping in mind the civilization of a particular historic event. 


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