Other History

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
516
growing 3.82%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$10,622
growing 4.39%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$36,491
growing 1.34%
Average Wage
$91,850
growing 2.61%
People in Workforce
1.04M
growing 2.27%
Average Employee Age
44.5
growing 0.00569%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Other History degree recipients are Cambridge, MA, Seattle, WA, and San Juan, PR. The locations with a relatively high number of Other History degree recipients are New London, NH, Bridgewater, VA, and Huntingdon, PA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Other History is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Other History and the types of students that study this field. Harvard University awards the most degrees in Other History in the US, but Center for Advanced Studies On Puerto Rico and the Caribbean and Colby-Sawyer College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Other History.

Tuition costs for Other History majors are, on average, $10,622 for in-state public colleges, and $36,491 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Other History programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (50 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (322 completions).

Institutions

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Other History, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (322 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$10,622
Median In-State Public
$36,491
Median Out of State Private

Harvard University has the most Other History degree recipients, with 67 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Other History programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Center for Advanced Studies On Puerto Rico and the Caribbean has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Other History, with 50.8%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Other History

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Other History.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ History graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for History majors is $91,850 and the most common occupations are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Postsecondary teachers.

The industry that employs the most History majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Veneer, plywood, & engineered wood products .

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other History is from the 2 Digit Course History.
$91,850
Average Wage in Workforce
± $2,546
2.61%
1 Year Growth
± 3.85%

The average salary for History majors is $91,850 and the most common occupations are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Postsecondary teachers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other History is from the 2 Digit Course History.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of History majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that History majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for History majors are Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists.

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Occupations by Share

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1.04M
2020 Workforce
± 24,896
2.27%
1 Year Growth
± 3.34%

The number of History graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.27%, from 1.01M in 2019 to 1.04M in 2020.

The largest single share of History graduates go on to work as Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (9.45%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in History by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other History is from the 2 Digit Course History.

The most common industries that employ History majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Legal services.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other History is from the 2 Digit Course History.
1.04M
2020 Workforce
± 24,896
2.27%
1 Year Growth
± 3.34%

The number of History graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.27%, from 1.01M in 2019 to 1.04M in 2020.

The industry which employs the most History graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in History.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other History is from the 2 Digit Course History.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of History majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in History in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in History is 44.5.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold History degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in History (285 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other History is from the 2 Digit Course History.
44.5
Average Age in 2020
± 0.336 Years
0.00569%
1 Year Change
± 1.08%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in History. The most common ages of employees with this major are 31 and 32 years old, which represent 3.02% and 2.93% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Other History are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Other Doctorate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other History is from the 2 Digit Course History.

The most common degree types held by the working population in History are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (50.6%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by sex at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Other History.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    285 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    106 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    38 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Other History for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Female
    130 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    35 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Other History. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other History is from the 2 Digit Course History.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    8,025 degree recipients
  2. Mexico
    6,078 degree recipients
  3. Korea
    5,727 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Algeria
    7.07 times more than expected
  2. United Kingdom, not specified
    6.3 times more than expected
  3. New Zealand
    4.96 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Algeria that hold History degrees (7.07 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is India (8,025 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Other History field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Other History majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Other History majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Operation and Control, and Operation Monitoring.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Other History majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Speaking, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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