Alumni Careers

What have our history majors done with their degree?

pie chart showing distribution of history majors by employer category

Image caption: The pie chart above shows that a History major is a very flexible degree! In a survey of over 350 University of Nevada, Reno history alumni, 19% found jobs in higher education, 15% in K-12 education, 10% in legal fields, 8% in government, 8% in small business, 7% in corporate, 4% in health care, 4% in the military, 3% in logistics/delivery, 3% in non-profit, 2% in finance, 2% in museum/historical, 2% in education (other), 2% in real estate, 1% in construction/development, 1% in insurance, 1% in restaurants, 1% in hotels/casinos, 1% in publishing/journalism, 1% in religion, 1% in retail, 1% self-employed, 1% in sports and 1% in utility.

Here's a brief sampling of some of the careers that our alumni have pursued!

  • Antiques Appraiser
  • Associate Editor, The Atlantic
  • Attorney
  • Attorney General
  • Curator of History
  • Curator of Manuscripts
  • Director
  • Disability Outreach Specialist
  • District Court Judge
  • Executive Director
  • Librarian
  • Outreach Programs Specialist
  • Business Owner
  • Pastor
  • Police Officer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Principal
  • Producer
  • Professor
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • State Ambassador
  • Strategy and Planning
  • Teacher
  • Tax Law Specialist
  • Volleyball Head Coach
  • VP of IT
  • Web Developer