This week’s CAS Careers post is for History…

This week’s CAS Careers post is for History majors and Graphic Design majors.  After the break, you’ll find some brief information on what you can do with your major after graduation, along with statistics on salary ranges and links to other helpful resources.

Careers in History

As is the case with most liberal arts/humanities degrees, a degree in History can prepare you for a variety of careers. The research and writing experience you gain as a result of your History courses can help you hone critical-thinking skills necessary for diverse occupations. And your ability to find connections between and synthesize information about historical moments with current social movements, policy, and business trends can provide you with a competitive edge over candidates with a more limited perspective. Some other important skills that you can offer to your prospective employer include:

  • An understanding of a broad range of social, geographical, and cultural issues
  • Insight into the historical origins of issues, problems, and trends
  • Selecting, preserving, and making historically valuable artifacts and records available for use
  • Experience in locating, collecting, evaluating, and organizing voluminous collections of data and documents
  • Skills in identifying key questions relevant to an issue, weighing evidence and opinions, and reaching a conclusion

Here is a brief list of some popular careers in History, along with their national median salary*:

High school teacher

$51,000

Museum Curator

$52,000

Librarian

$50,619

Editorial Assistant

$31,000

Archivist

$43,000

Lobbyist

$99,000

*Data collected from salary.com, along with other websites listed below

Visit our Career Resource Library and check out some of our books on careers in History:

Here are a few websites with information on careers in History:

If you’re a History major, and would like some more personalized information on your career options, schedule an appointment with one of our CAS Career Advisors: Anna Litman or Marie Spaulding. Also, feel free to stop by our CAS drop-in hours, which are held every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 next to the entrance to TDR.

 

Careers in Graphic Design

As a Graphic Design major, you’re equipped with a highly specialized skill set that can set you apart in a challenging job market. Your ability to graphically communicate themes and concepts, combined with the proficiency you gain in specialized software programs, provide you with a highly specialized skill-set desired by employers in several fields, including fashion, business, and education. Some other skills you can offer a potential employer include:

  • A proven ability to think critically about art, culture, history, and aesthetics
  • Creative thinking and approaches to graphic media production
  • Skills in designing products to meet the needs and tastes of diverse clients and audiences
  • Experience transforming rough sketches, data, or verbal instructions into creative art works
  • Insight into the use of pictures, typography, texture, contrast, and color combinations for visual impact

Here is a brief list of some popular careers in Graphic Design, along with their national median salary*:

Computer systems design and related services

$48,000

Specialized design services

$46,000

Advertising, public relations and related services

$44,000

Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers

$37,000

Printing and related support activities

$36,000

Logo designer

$51,000

Photo editor

$61,000

Web designer

$63,000

*Data collected from salary.com, along with other websites listed below

Visit our Career Resource Library and check out some of our books related to careers in Graphic Design:

Here are a few websites with information on careers in Graphic Design:

If you’re a Graphic Design major, and would like some more personalized information on your career options, schedule an appointment with one of our CAS Career Advisors: Anna Litman or Marie Spaulding. Also, feel free to stop by our CAS drop-in hours, which are held every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 next to the entrance to TDR.

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