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Area of Study: Liberal Arts
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Liberal Arts
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History

History finds the future in understanding the past

Historians broaden our understanding of our world by objectively viewing civilizations and our own national and state heritage. Students choosing to major in history examine such questions as whether the Civil War was unavoidable, or how World War II and the Vietnam War still influence politics today. Students majoring in history typically follow the pathway through the History Program at Austin Community College, then transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution.

Career Information

Leaders in every industry, from business to the arts, can point to their training as history majors as the starting point for their success. Indeed, historical study plays an important part in fostering well-rounded intellectual development, as well as instilling valuable career skills in research, writing, argumentation, and documentation.

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Job Titles & Career Information

History Teachers, Postsecondary
26.16 Hourly Wage 12803 Currently Employed
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
12803 History Teachers, Postsecondary are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.21 % over the next four years.
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Archivists
25.94 Hourly Wage 44 Currently Employed
Appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.
44 Archivists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.09 % over the next four years.
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Curators
23.7 Hourly Wage 30 Currently Employed
Administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens of museums or other institutions. May conduct instructional, research, or public service activities of institution.
30 Curators are employed. This number is expected to increase by 10 % over the next four years.
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Historians
27.08 Hourly Wage 22 Currently Employed
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
22 Historians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 9.09 % over the next four years.
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Program Maps

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Arts

History
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Which award path is right for you?

ACC offers a variety of degree and certificate options to get you ready for the next step in your academic and career journey. Choosing the right award path is an important first step to reach your goals.

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