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artbrooks BS: ways to become an historian? (19) RE: BS: ways to become an historian? 11 Dec 14

First, does he want to be a historian, work in a related field or be a history teacher? If the latter, than at what level? I have a Bachelors and Masters in history, and I might be able to get a job at a relatively desperate community/junior college. High school or below - no way would I recommend that to anyone who isn't content to teach only what's in the book and spend a lot of time on preparation for standardized tests. Teaching at the university level requires a PhD at the minimum, but that's where the fun part of the profession is.

Personally, the degrees enabled me to think logically and put the pieces together...and get decent jobs in other fields and enjoy being an armchair historian. Please pass this on to him: careers for history majors.

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