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History: Scholarly Organizations

Occupational Outlook

AHA Careers for History Majors

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Quick Facts: Historians
2018 Median Pay $61,140 per year
$29.40 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Master's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2018 3,300
Job Outlook, 2018-28 6% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2018-28 200
Quick Facts: Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers
2018 Median Pay $48,400 per year
$23.27 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, 2018 35,900
Job Outlook, 2018-28 9% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2018-28 3,300
Quick Facts: Librarians
2018 Median Pay $59,050 per year
$28.39 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Master's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2018 134,800
Job Outlook, 2018-28 6% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2018-28 8,500
Quick Facts: High School Teachers
2018 Median Pay $60,320 per year
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2018 1,072,500
Job Outlook, 2018-28 4% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2018-28 38,200
Quick Facts: Lawyers
2018 Median Pay $120,910 per year
$58.13 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, 2018 823,900
Job Outlook, 2018-28 6% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2018-28 50,100

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

Theatre Historical Society of America

World History Association