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I have a great interest in history

I am studying in Std XII (Humanities) and I have a great interest in history. What are the possible career options in the field of history?
Priya (17) / Chennai

History is the study of the human past. Research expertise of History experts makes them highly valued in Library, Information and Archivist careers.  You may be employed in Archeological Survey of India; Government-funded research organizations like Council for Historical Research; nationally important libraries and documents centres like the National Archives, museums, colleges and University departments.

History graduates work in a wide variety of areas, e.g., business, law, politics, social service and education. Knowledge of history is also an asset in journalism. Newspapers and journals often give assignment to historians for the preparation of background material to enlighten the public on the historical importance of an event. History is a very popular choice for various competitive examinations at state and central level like the civil services. If you continue to study history and go for advanced degree, you will be qualified for jobs in teaching, research or as an archivist.

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Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.

Dr Vibha Gupta

Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.