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Popular Jobs for History Majors

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History degrees certainly aren't the best choice for earning big dollars, but they do lead to a variety of career options. Teaching, legal work and operations management are all common jobs for history majors. Consider all of your interests, and then take a look at PayScale's list of most popular jobs for history majors.

Jobs ranked by popularity among graduates. Annual pay for Bachelors graduates without higher degrees from all colleges. See full methodology for more.

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Popular Jobs for History Majors - Full List
National Median Pay
Secondary School Teacher $49,400
Editorial Assistant $30,800
Financial Aid Counselor $35,200
Paralegal / Legal Assistant $51,900
Data Entry Operator $26,500
Intelligence Analyst $82,200
Office Clerk, General $27,800
Legal Secretary $53,900
Insurance Claims Adjuster $56,900
Technical Writer $67,900
Retail Store Manager $48,600
Data Analyst $55,200
Administrative Assistant $33,500
Retail Store Assistant Manager $39,000
Operations Manager $71,900
Elementary School Teacher $46,200
Receptionist $27,600
Office Manager $42,300
Program Manager, Non-Profit Organization $48,200
Human Resources (HR) Manager $69,100
All data is limited to those with a Bachelor's degree and no higher degrees who work full-time in the United States. Jobs are listed in order of relative popularity amongst graduates with a Bachelor's degree in the given major from any college. Median salary for each job title is for individuals with any major who have a typical amount of experience at that job. Salary is the sum of compensation from base salary, bonuses, profit sharing, commissions, and overtime, if applicable. Salary does not include equity (stock) compensation. This chart is based upon PayScale Salary Survey data, and may not represent all individuals in these categories. See full methodology for more.
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