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Things you can do after graduating with a degree in History

Mar 23, 2018 17:43 IST
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Things you can do after graduating with a degree in History
Things you can do after graduating with a degree in History

With the outlook on humanities and arts subjects changing in recent years, more and more students are opting for these courses. Some have even started pursuing the subjects right from the school days. For the longest time now, the streams of arts and humanities were considered to be the stream for students who were not that good in academics. However, now both the students and the parents have started seeing it as a serious career option. Even the brightest of students are now seeing this field as a lucrative career opportunity.

However, the confusion still remains about the career opportunities that open up for students majoring in the streams of arts and humanities. Not many students are aware of the career options that open up after majoring in a humanities subject. Thus, in this article, we have discussed some great careers that one take up after majoring in History one of the most popular humanities subject today.              

1. Journalism

Even though a career in journalism does not require one to have any specific course as a background, majoring in History goes a long way to ease things up for you. As it makes things easier because it acquaints students with the events that happened in the past and analyse their impact on the present scenario. After majoring in history in your undergraduation you can easily do a masters course in journalism as specialize in any medium of your choice be it print, digital, electronic. Journalists are entrusted with the job of gathering, creating, evaluating and presenting news and information to the masses. One can easily distinguish journalism from other forms of communication such as emails, tweets, advertorials, opinions, propagandas etc. Journalistic writing has certain characteristics which differentiate it from other writing fields. It's responsible for providing readers or viewers with information that is factual and can help them make informed decisions. Apart from all this, a journalist has to constantly strive for the public's trust by providing them with informative news that factual, accurate and valuable.

2. Museum Curator

As a museum curator or a gallery curator you'll be responsible for managing collections of arts and artifacts in a museum. The curators attend and take care of display items such as artwork, collections, and other items of historical or scientific importance and relevance. They also look after the acquisition of new works of art, usually with the aim of educating the public. Apart from they also are in charge of providing information about the designs displayed in the museum to the visitors. The role of curator may sometimes be similar to that of a manager, as it can also include public relations, fundraising, marketing, and conducting educational programs. They also responsible for forming relationships with stakeholders and community liaisons, prepare budgets, and manage gallery staff.

3. Art Restorer

To be an art restorer, you require to have a bachelor's degree in a related field, such as art history, studio art, or archaeology. Former internships and work experience are quite beneficial for those interested in entering the field because there are a very limited number of graduate and certificate programs available in art restoration. As the name suggests, art restoration involves careful reconstruction of damaged or deteriorated pieces of art so that they look closer to their original states. Restoration is also considered to be a part of conservation process so that's a very important entrusted with the restorer. A training program in art conservation usually includes restoration techniques and a bachelor's degree in studio art, anthropology, art history or a similar discipline is necessary to begin this type of career. 

4. Library and Information Science

Library and Information Science is a passion driven profession that is full of people who want to make a positive change in the world. These people are quite happy about what work that they do. On the other hand, a librarians' job is to bridge the gaps that exist between people, information and technology. The work of librarians and information professionals mainly involves:
•    Design and develop knowledge-organization systems
•    Develop a lifelong love of reading and learning in young students by creating reader’s advisory resources 
•    Help scholars locate archival and other resources crucial to their thesis and research
•    Help in identifying sources of assistance in family and personal emergencies
•    Help doctors locate health information more quickly in urgent situations

History can be a very interesting subject for higher education if you have an inclination towards knowing how things started and unfolded through time. History honors students get knowledge about features of ancient, medieval and contemporary India besides the social, economic, political and cultural aspects. The above mentioned career options are the best if you loved your course and want to stick to it afterwards as well.

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