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History: Scholarly Organizations

Occupational Outlook

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Quick Facts: Historians
2020 Median Pay $63,100 per year
$30.33 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Master's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2020 3,100
Job Outlook, 2020-30 5% (Slower than average)
Employment Change, 2020-30 200
 
Quick Facts: Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers
2020 Median Pay $52,140 per year
$25.07 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, 2020 35,000
Job Outlook, 2020-30 19% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2020-30 6,600
 
Quick Facts: Librarians
2020 Median Pay $60,820 per year
$29.24 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Master's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2020 143,500
Job Outlook, 2020-30 9% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2020-30 13,000
 
Quick Facts: High School Teachers
2020 Median Pay $62,870 per year
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2020 998,800
Job Outlook, 2020-30 8% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2020-30 78,200
 
Quick Facts: Lawyers
2020 Median Pay $126,930 per year
$61.03 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, 2020 804,200
Job Outlook, 2020-30 9% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2020-30 71,500
 

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