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Title:
Top careers for history graduates.
Publication Information:
New York : Checkmark Books, [2004]

©2004
Physical Description:
378 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
Provides guidance for the student considering a career in history or a related field, discussing such things as what jobs are available, which college major is the best preparation for each, and which high school courses provide a good foundation.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780816055678
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Book

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The research skills and knowledge gained whilst studying history are assets that can be used to land a wide variety of rewarding jobs - both common and uncommon - in a number of industries. And because the future is important, even for those who study the past, anyone considering a degree in history, working toward one, or already having earned their degree will welcome a little help in mapping out their future. This detailed guide provides all the information needed to transform a history degree into a satisfying job, exploring everything from reasons to major in history to what types of jobs are available and how much they pay. what one can expect from a major in history, and how to get from high school to a history-related job. Special topics covered in sidebars include top history graduate programs in the United States, famous history graduates, and new trends in the field of history. In-depth profiles of the top jobs follow. Interviews with professionals in the field are also included. aides, cultural advisers, FBI agents, foreign service officers, librarians, marketing research analysts, tour guides and writers.


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The research skills and knowledge gained while studying history are assets that can be used to land a wide variety of rewarding jobs--both common and uncommon--in a number of industries. And because the future is important, even for those who study the past, anyone considering a degree in history, working toward one, or already having earned their degree will welcome a little help in mapping out the future from Top Careers for History Graduates. This detailed guide provides all the information needed to transform a history degree into a satisfying job, exploring everything from reasons to major in history to what types of jobs are available and how much they pay. Top Careers for History Graduates begins with an explanation of why a history degree is desirable, what one can expect from a major in history, and how to get from high school to a history-related job. Special topics covered in sidebars include top history graduate programs in the United States, famous history graduates, and new trends in the field of history. In-depth profiles of the top jobs follow. Interviews with professionals in the field are also included. Jobs covered include: Archaeologists Archivists Book editors Congressional aides Cultural advisers FBI agents Foreign service officers Librarians Marketing research analysts Tour guides Writers. Excerpted from Top Careers for History Graduates by Facts on File, Inc. Staff All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.