You may also want to take a look at a recent study of "How Liberal-Arts Majors Fare over the Long Haul"
in the January 22, 2014 issue of the Chronicle of Higher Education
. This study reports that liberal-arts majors have around the same earning potential over the course of their careers as those who choose professional and pre-professional degrees.
See also this 2015 AHA blog: "Entering the Job Market with a BA in History"
Internships are essential for History majors to gain experience in potential career fields and to acquire on-the-job skills. There are a number of resources at UIC for exploring careers. LAS Internship Program at UIC
will help students search for appropriate internships for their career goals. The LAS Resources for Career Development
page offers advice on how to match the skills you gain from your LAS major to specific careers. Also see UIC Office of Career Services
for internship opportunities (and job fairs). The UIC Career Services organizes workshops on resumes, effective interviewing, and cover letters. Check out the site to learn more about resources at UIC for you to explore career possibilities.
Other resources outside UIC: Careers for Students of History
(American Historical Association) Careers in Public History idealist.org
History Associates Incorporated