20 Online Degree Programs Available in History

What Could You Pursue With A History Degree?

If Genghis Khan and Abraham Lincoln are your kind of people, an online history degree could be for you. While there isn’t a straight career path with a history degree, there are a variety of paths you can choose from. One of them is to law school, where an understanding... of history may be a good foundation for studying law and legal history. You could also become a history teacher, or work in a museum as a curator, or become a historian.

Potential Salaries?

  • • Lawyer: $112,760i
  • • Curator: $48,450ii
  • • High school history teacher: $53,230iii
  • • College history teacher: $73,090iv
  • • Historian: $53,520v

What Are Some of the Qualifications?

Qualifications may vary depending on the specific position. For example, depending on which job you pursue, you may need to earn a master’s degree to qualify. If you’re looking to become a lawyer you’ll need a J.D. (juris doctor) degreevi. And if you’d like to become a high school history teacher that requires a bachelor’s degreevii.

A history major may take courses such as American history (with courses concentrating on specific eras such as post-World War II), European history, war history, history of regions such as Asia or the Middle East, cultural history, legal history, and history of economics.

[i]http://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/lawyers.htm#tab-5 [ii]http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/curators-and-museum-technicians.htm#tab-5 [iii]http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/high-school-teachers.htm#tab-5 [iv]http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes251125.htm [v]http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/historians.htm#tab-5 [vi]http://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/lawyers.htm#tab-4 [vii]http://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/high-school-teachers.htm#tab-4


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