Do you know what job you want to do? Thinking about what you enjoy most at school can help you work out
which career path to follow, as the skills required for history are transferable to many different careers. Each
book in this series gives details of 12 jobs, including the personal characteristics and qualifi cations you will need, a job description and a comment from a professional. For example, if you are good at history you will be interested in learning from the past. You will also be able to carry out research and communicate well. These qualities will help you if you want to be a:
heritage manager information officer museum conservator academic librarian archaeologist politician’s assistant trade union researcher lawyer history teacher charity fundraiser historic buildings inspector or historical writer.
Get an idea of a range of history-related occupations, and find out how to follow the career you want. The earlier you check out your options, the better prepared you will be to put your historical skills to good use as you earn a living in future.