What decent-paying job can a history major get if they don't want to teach or be a lawyer?

I was thinking it would be nice to work behind the scenes in a museum, but I would be poor. I'm a quiet person, so teaching doesn't appeal to me. And the government side of social studies bores me to tears. I just like history. Besides making a giant important discovery or writing amazing essays all the time, what job could I get?

Asked By: rhj2816 - 5/20/2007
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Answered By: surferlove =) - 5/20/2007
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a museum is your best bet even if the money is a little low. Perhaps maybe a research assistant for an archelogist? I cant spell sorry!
Answered By: Erin = ) - 5/20/2007
You could be a day trader
Answered By: Ronald M - 5/20/2007
Doing research for museums, for writers, for tv networks (like - oh say the History Channel). People who know history and can work in those channels can work as archivists, helping to file and catalogue - business organizations often hire people with experience to put together their own histories... More
Answered By: Uncle John - 5/20/2007
A close friend of mine majored in History because that is why she loved, but she pursued a career in Human Resources. She worked several years for different corporations in the benefits area and for the past few years has worked for consulting groups also in the areas of benefits administration. I don't know her... More
Answered By: jamie5987 - 5/20/2007
Your question has already been answered by someone above me, but I just wanted to add that while working at a museum isn't going to make you rich, the money isn't THAT bad. If you don't mind moving around a bit, you can earn enough working as a curator to live on comfortably. Plus, if you do a good job, you can... More
Answered By: star - 5/20/2007
Truck driving.
Answered By: Beavis Christ - 5/20/2007
Treasure Hunter !
Answered By: Gabriel T - 5/21/2007
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