"I love art history but what can I do with an art history degree?"
One of the questions facing anyone deciding to major or go to graduate school in art history is what can one do with an art history degree. There are several types of jobs listed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that are clearly art historical in nature, such as Curators and Museum Technicians and Conservators. However, as several useful websites point out, there are a number of other jobs for which an art history degree is an asset that fall outside of these two categories. Museums and history centers, foundations, and arts centers all have positions that support art and performance, such as marketing, publicity, event programming, and education that show up in job data as non-art positions. When you put it together, there are opportunities to find a place for art history.
Click here for a List of Art History Careers compiled by Charles Rosenthal of the University of Notre Dame.
Click here for a list compiled by Career Services of the University of Tennessee.