To every news outlet dissing History degrees, kindly GTFO
Clearly you don’t know what all you can do with a History degree. I know that I am unemployed but what holds me back is the fact I cannot drive, not my degree. Here’s a sampling of things I could go for if I could only drive:
- Teacher (there’s a lot of programs out there that are looking for people who hold a degree in a subject rather than an actual teaching degree right now)
- Professor (though you have to pursue higher education than a BA)
- Museums (and this is a multiple job situation)
- Libraries (again multiple jobs, situations may vary)
- Research projects (nobody is holding a gun to your head keeping you from creating a hypothesis and then creating a book about proving/disproving it)
- Research assistant (you do have professors that might need some help with their required papers/books or even might know another historian who is looking for assistance)
- Historical reenactment (which admittedly might not pay you, but will get you some kind of experience to put on your resume, which is more valuable right now possibly than a salary since everyone wants you to have experience in something before applying for their job offers right now)
There are other jobs, and yes, I’ve seen a few that said “degree in History preferred but not required” on a few job ads that I’ve been looking at over the past two years.So don’t let the news media spew propaganda at you. There are plenty of job options for a History degree. These reporters just can’t see them or can’t think beyond making money hand over fist or something. They’re not glamorous jobs, but if you wanted glamour, you probably didn’t get your degree in History.
I read another article about how a degree in History means no job prospects, so I’ll just quietly bring this back.