Real Jobs for Real Majors: What Can I do with a Major in History or Political Science?

Real jobs for college graduates who major in history or political science.

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Explore your career choices in this section of Quintessential Careers, which provides you with real job titles and careers that correspond with specific college majors. While your degree is important, so too is what you major in while in college.

Job titles for graduates with history or political science degrees:

  • Anthropologist
  • Campaign Worker
  • Chamber of Commerce Manager
  • Community Relations Director
  • Congressional Aide
  • Consultant
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Diplomat
  • Editor
  • FBI/CIA Agent
  • Foreign News Correspondent
  • Government Intelligence Analyst
  • Government Official
  • Historian
  • Historic Preservation Specialist
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • Historic Site Tour Guide
  • Historical Society Staff Member
  • Indexer
  • International Organization Official
  • International Relations Specialist
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Military Officer
  • Movie/Television Historical
  • Museum Curator
  • Peace Corps/VISTA Worker
  • Political Consultant
  • Political Scientist
  • Politician
  • Protocol Specialist/Foreign Service Officer
  • Public Administrator/Manager
  • Public Opinion Interviewer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Research Assistant
  • Survey Worker
  • Teacher, Social Studies
  • Writer/Author

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