Not sure if I should go to /biz/ instead but here I am.
What kind of jobs are available for people who studied (military) history?
just become a history teacher
lie to your department chair about what you are actually doing in class and spend an unnecessary amount of time on battles and hope you never get observed
What is it like to know of the great stories of mankind, the great triumphs and disasters, while having to serve people coffee everyday? Especially people who probably couldn't point out where the Holy Roman Empire was on a map?
Join the Civil Service depending on your country, the Brits take anyone with a degree as long as you pass their test, and they've got a fast track programme for their recent graduates, no idea about other European countries
Military historians are held in even greater contempt than those who study social, gender and minority history, because those fields at least get the majority of departmental funding nowadays, whereas military history gets none.
You can get a job in one of those military history factories... oh wait.
Just join the police, it's not a bad job and at least in my country they take anyone with a finished high school
B.A. in Archaeology M.A. in History (Ancient)
I don't worry about jobs because I'll inherit 7 houses and can live pretty comfy with rent bux. If you have to work in order to survive, don't pick up liberal arts.
Well if it's so hard to get a job actually related to the matter, why is it an option?
I mean, movies and vidja often have historic consultants on the dev team to ensure historical accuracy. I really can't help but feel everyone's taking the piss.
I wish I was doing history so I could follow the career path to become a historian
but nooooo, here I am, stuck in shitty "health management"
> why is it an option?
Free Market. Blatantly telling people "there will be only 180 workplaces for this year graduates in the whole US of A" is equivalent to introducing Planned Economy. And that's bad, because reasons.
Also, having a lot of competition for a single workplace ensures sufficiently servile attitude of the hired.
Do you have any idea if how many universities there are in North America not to mention community colleges? There is no shortage of academic jobs. You just have to suck it up and go to another city.
The American army is huge, they can afford to have dedicated history officers. Not sure how it works there, but the few officers who work in history in the Australian army are appointed - and only really once they reach staff rank. As you Brits also have a relatively small army, I'd say it's not too different there either. You'd have to work your way up the ranks in some other corps (I imagine a combat one) and get noticed by the right people after displaying the right interest. Almost every military on Earth has a journal, you'd probably have to contribute heavily to that.
Well shit. Looks like if I want to make a living with the only subjects I have found interesting my entire life, I have to either take a service industry job or work for the government. I'm not sure what's worse.
I died a bit inside when he was killed. I wish he got the end he deserved.