History as a Career

Professional historians are trained in researching and presenting history in a variety of formats. They work in museums, government departments, universities, schools, private firms (usually in the heritage sector) and as freelance writers.

Professionally accredited historians must have a minimum of a honours degree or equivalent in history in a related discipline. For more information on history as a career visit the Professional Historians Australia website. If you are a student you may also find the Australian Government’s ‘Job Guide‘ has helpful information about becoming an historian.