Career & Advancement

History courses can lead to:

• high school U.S. history and Washington state history course graduation requirements.
• transfer to a 4-year school.
• Washington state teaching credential with social studies endorsement and professional development credits for licensed teachers.
• foundation of knowledge and skills for many careers: archivist, broadcaster, business person, campaign worker, congressional aide, editor, educator, foreign service officer, information specialist, intelligence agent, journalist, legal assistant, lobbyist, personnel manager, public relations staffer, researcher — and historian.

Surveys of professionals place historians in the top 5 careers for work satisfaction.

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