What can I do with a major in History?
Education pays in higher earnings and lower unemployment rates:
*Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual earnings for a Masters in History was $48,520 in 2006, the most recent year for which data is available.
Unemployment Rate in 2006(Percent)
Median Weekly Earnings in 2006(Dollars)
Some college, no degree
Less than a high school diploma
Note: Data are 2006 annual averages for persons age 25 and over. Earnings are for full-time wage and salary workers. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey
Camenson, Blythe, (2002), Careers for History Buffs and Others Who Learn From the Past, The McGraw-Hill Company: New York, NY.
DeGalan, Julie, & Lambert, Stephen (2001), Great Jobs for History Majors, The McGraw-Hill Company: New York, NY.
U. S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics