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what are some jobs for history and mythology?

I'm 16 and love history and mythology and was wondering what kind of career i could go in that works specifically with history and mythology

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Jerry’s Answer

First, there are jobs out there but they are, at the moment, drying up. Current students are much more interested in making money. Tech and banking come to mind.

As a result, colleges and universities are cutting back on their liberal arts programs. While they still have offerings they are becoming less and less. And advanced degree programs likewise.

I taught American Government and Politics at the college level for 38 years. At the institution I taught at for 35 years we had six people in our department. Now there is one.

I then taught modern European history (French Revolution and beyond) for 10 years in middle school, if you can believe it. Best ten years of my career. And the students took themselves academically further than they ever thought they could go. What an experience for us all. But that's all it was. In today's world there's no where to go with it.

So therefore, in a sense, you were born fifty years too late. Your ship has sailed.

In many respects that's why I like Mr. Constantine's answer. There's always a writing ship at the dock.
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James Constantine’s Answer

Hello Olivia,

Pros and Cons of Being an Author


Creative Expression: One of the most significant advantages of being an author is the opportunity for creative expression. Authors have the freedom to create unique worlds, characters, and stories, allowing them to explore their imagination and share their ideas with the world.

Impact: Authors have the potential to impact readers in profound ways. Through their writing, authors can inspire, educate, entertain, and provoke thought among their audience. The ability to influence others through storytelling is a powerful aspect of being an author.

Flexibility: Being an author offers flexibility in terms of work schedule and location. Many authors have the freedom to set their own hours and work from anywhere, whether it be a cozy home office, a bustling coffee shop, or a serene retreat in nature.

Personal Growth: Writing can be a deeply introspective process that allows authors to explore their own thoughts, emotions, and experiences. This self-reflection can lead to personal growth and development as individuals delve into their innermost thoughts and feelings.

Recognition: Successful authors often receive recognition and accolades for their work. Awards, bestseller lists, positive reviews, and loyal readership can provide validation for an author’s efforts and talent.


Isolation: Writing is typically a solitary pursuit, which can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness for some authors. The long hours spent alone with one’s thoughts can be challenging for those who thrive on social interaction.

Uncertainty: The publishing industry is highly competitive and unpredictable, leading to uncertainty in terms of financial stability and career longevity for many authors. Rejection from publishers, fluctuating book sales, and market trends can all contribute to this sense of instability.

Criticism: Authors are often subject to criticism from readers, reviewers, and literary critics. Negative feedback on their work can be disheartening and demotivating, impacting their confidence and creativity.

Financial Challenges: While some authors achieve financial success through book sales, royalties, and other sources of income related to their writing career, many struggle to make a sustainable living solely from writing.

Pressure: The pressure to produce quality work consistently, meet deadlines, satisfy reader expectations, and navigate the demands of the publishing industry can be overwhelming for some authors.

In conclusion, being an author offers numerous rewards such as creative expression, impact on others, flexibility in work arrangements, personal growth opportunities, and recognition for one’s work. However, it also comes with challenges including isolation, uncertainty in the industry, criticism from various sources, financial struggles at times, and the pressure to perform consistently at a high level.

Top 3 Authoritative Sources Used:

The Guardian: A reputable news source known for its coverage of literature and publishing industry trends.
Writer’s Digest: A well-respected publication providing valuable insights into writing craft techniques as well as advice on navigating the publishing world.
Publishers Weekly: A leading source of news about book publishing that offers comprehensive coverage of industry developments affecting authors worldwide.

God Bless You, Richly, JC.