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History: Scholarly Organizations

Occupational Outlook

AHA Careers for History Majors

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Quick Facts: Historians
2017 Median Pay $59,120 per year 
$28.42 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Master's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2016 3,300
Job Outlook, 2016-26 6% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 200
Quick Facts: Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers
2017 Median Pay $47,360 per year 
$22.77 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education See How to Become One
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2016 31,000
Job Outlook, 2016-26 13% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 4,200
Quick Facts: Librarians
2016 Median Pay $57,680 per year 
$27.73 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Master's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2016 138,200
Job Outlook, 2016-26 9% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 12,400
Quick Facts: High School Teachers
2017 Median Pay $59,170 per year
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2016 1,018,700
Job Outlook, 2016-26 8% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 76,800

 

Quick Facts: Librarians
2017 Median Pay $58,520 per year 
$28.14 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Master's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2016 138,200
Job Outlook, 2016-26 9% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 12,400
Quick Facts: Lawyers
2017 Median Pay $119,250 per year 
$57.33 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Doctoral or professional degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2016 792,500
Job Outlook, 2016-26 8% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 65,000

Academic & Professional Organizations

The following is a list of independent organizations that support the scholarly study of history.

American Historical Association

Organization of American Historians

Founded in 1907, The Organization of American Historians (OAH) is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history.

American Association for State and Local History

Theater Historical Society of America

World History Association