Careers in History

Careers Advice

HA, last updated: 21st June 2018

I love history but I've got to think about a career!

It's easy to see how learning something like IT at school can help you when you start looking for a job. With a subject like history, it may be harder for you to identify a clear career path. Sometimes students are even encouraged to drop history in favour of something more ‘practical'. But history is actually very practical and studying history can lead to a great number of excellent careers as diverse as the media, government, heritage organisations, conservation, teaching, museums, the police and law. 

Use our Careers in History guide to find out more about the wide range of career paths open to history graduates and how to start exploring those that interest you.