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History Career Path

Hi, I've got a question: Is there any problem with getting well-paid job after historical studies? Or maybe I should choose different studies (but still connected with history) that could provide me with good job? Thanks a lot. :austin:

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There is obviously no problem in that :austin: I'm sure a lot of historians make a lot of money after their studies, although a degree in History(or any pure subject for that matter) is not a degree most people associate with high paying jobs.

If you really like History, then you should definitely study it, and worry about work when you get to that stage.

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I'm not exactly a post-university career prospects connoisseur but I know that for instance here in the UK, History graduates are, perhaps not sought after, but are very much appreciated for their analytical skills and ability to reason. Many historians go on to do law (less than 50 percent of lawyers have a law degree). Historians have an endless possibility, ranging from academic, civil servant, to journalist, to author. Choose History if that's where you passion lies.

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If you have a college degree, no matter what you field of study, you will have an easier time finding a job than most people. Bishup is right about the Law. Also, depending on where you go to University, you could possibly double-major in history and another major related to history that has high paying jobs post-graduating from college.

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Most people who do History and make loads of money go on to do careers unrelated to History. Advertising, Banking, Management and particularly working in the media and film are also things I've heard of quite a few History grads moving into.

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I think I should take Law into consideration, but what are the exact steps to do Law after History? Thanks a lot for help.

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Take a law exam after your history degree. Possibly take some Law modules and apply to a Law firm.

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Now I'm 100% sure I won't regret my choice to study History. :) Now I'll look around for some good universities.

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If you want to study Law in the US you have to:

1. Graduate with a 4 year degree

2. Take the LSAT, and apply to Law Schools

3. Go to 3 years of Law School

4. Take the Bar Exam, and pass it.

5. Get Hired, and try not to get fired.

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