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The essential historical skills of researching, evaluating and interpreting evidence, and writing are applicable to many job environments. JMU history majors have pursued careers in fields including archiving, education, historic site administration, industry, local, state, and federal government, cultural resource management, museum work, historic preservation, contract history, and private business. With additional training, many history graduates pursue careers in law, academia, or the health and technology professions.

AASLH (American Association of State and Local History) Jobs Online:

 ALA (American Library Association) Education and Employment:

 Global Museum:

 H-Net Job Guide:

 Museum Employment Resource Center:

 Museum Jobs:

 Preservenet (an excellent source for preservation, museum-related, and public history jobs):

 SAA (Society of American Archivists) Online Employment Bulletin:

 U.S. Department of State Careers:

 Virginia State Job Links: