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Career Options

Career Options in History

Brian Moffitt, a 1999 Catawba graduate, is a Historic Interpreter and Education Program Coordinator for the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer.


Catawba College alumni have a wide range of professional careers with their history degrees.

Like other majors in a liberal arts curriculum, Catawba History majors find themselves armed with the skills needed in the today's working world:

  • critical thinking and analytical capabilities
  • enhanced oral and written abilities
  • experience working with others
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • a broad grasp of the world

Careers in History & Politics 

  • Lawyer (both public and private)
  • Paralegal
  • Litigation Support
  • Legislative Aide
  • Legislative Analyst
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Campaign Analyst
  • Campaign Staffer
  • Policy Researcher
  • Press Relations
  • State Judge
  • Town and City Manager
  • Think Tank Analyst/Researcher
  • Government Agency Professional
  • Intelligence Officer
  • City and County Administration
  • City Planner
  • Non-profit Association Executive
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Marketing Expert
  • Investment Banker
  • Writer and Editor
  • High School Teacher
  • College Professor
  • Journalist
  • Public Affairs Officer
  • Press Aide/Secretary