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Historians

Employment Prospects

Employers

A large percentage of historians are employed at colleges and universities, while others teach at the middle- or high-school level. Historians are also employed in archives, historical societies, libraries, museums, non-profit foundations, research councils, and large corporations. Others work for local, state, and the federal government. Historians employed by the federal government often work at the National Archives and the Departments of Defense, Interior, and State. Some historians work in politics or journalism or serve as consultants to radio, television, or film producers.

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