History Careers

The American Historical Association (AHA), the largest professional organization for historians, has provided the following career resources for current students and graduates:

Career Diversity for Historians

The AHA's Career Diversity for Historians initiative is working to better prepare graduate students and early-career historians for a range of career options, within and beyond the academy. Check out a range of resources on how to explore possible career paths during and after graduate school.

Careers for History Majors

This guide from the AHA describes the many professional opportunities available to students of history. (Be sure to check out our ongoing blog series “What to Do with a BA in History.”)

Resources for Historical Researchers

Have questions about research standards, from oral history, to digital scholarship, to plagiarism? The American Historical Association has assembled a range of articles, standards and reports that can guide historical researchers at all levels.

Resources for Graduate Students

From acceptance and course work to the dissertation defense and future employment, the AHA shares resources to guide graduate students on their doctoral journey.

Resources for Minority Historians

To promote equity and diversity within university history departments, the AHA has assembled reports and best practices based on the experiences of and research from a range of institutions.

Resources for Women Historians

To advance the status of women in the historical profession, the AHA has conducted and published a range of articles and reports on policies that impact gender equity and the status of women in the history workplace.

Digital History Resources

Digital technologies have expanded the reach of scholarship in the way scholars communicate their research to an audience and present findings, as well as influence the questions they ask in planning a research project. The AHA has organized resources on getting started in digital history, articles on doing digital history and examples of digital history projects.