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History: Scholarly Organizations

Occupational Outlook

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Quick Facts: Historians
2019 Median Pay $63,680 per year
$30.62 per hour

Typical Entry-Level Education

Master's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None

On-the-job Training

 

None
Number of Jobs, 2019 3,500
Job Outlook, 2019-29 3% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2019-29 100
 
Quick Facts: Archivists, Curators, and Museum Workers
2019 Median Pay $49,850 per year
$23.97 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, 2019 37,500
Job Outlook, 2019-29 11% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2019-29 4,200
 
Quick Facts: Librarians
2019 Median Pay $59,500 per year
$28.61 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2019 146,500
Job Outlook, 2019-29 5% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2019-29 7,300
 
Quick Facts: High School Teachers
2019 Median Pay $61,660 per year
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2019 1,050,800
Job Outlook, 2019-29 4% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2019-29 40,200
 
Quick Facts: Lawyers
2019 Median Pay $122,960 per year
$59.11 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, 2019 813,900
Job Outlook, 2019-29 4% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2019-29 32,300
 

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