Careers in Archives & Records Management

Graduates of Western’s program have attained distinction in the archives and records management professions, and hold a wide variety of positions in federal, state, and local government; in colleges and universities; in private industry; in historical societies, museums, and cultural organizations. Career opportunities remain strong in archives and records management. Among students who have graduated from the Archives and Records Management program in recent years, 83% are professionally employed.

Consider a Career in Archives and Records Management

  • Apply historical knowledge and understanding to the challenges of modern records
  • Participate in the information revolution
  • Protect essential evidence that documents our cultural heritage
  • Advise records creators on maintaining accurate and reliable documentation
  • Select and preserve archival documents for posterity
  • Assist researchers in using records
  • Use computers to manage and retrieve important information
  • Choose from a variety of employment opportunities

Consider Western Washington University

  • M.A. in History with a concentration in Archives and Records Management
  • Combines study of theory with practical experience and extended internship
  • Computers and automation integrated into curriculum
  • Excellent professional placement record for graduates
  • Strong emphasis on teaching excellence
  • Low faculty-student ratio
  • Student chapter of Society of American Archivists sponsors seminars and visiting lecturers
  • Located in the scenic Pacific Northwest
Page Updated 05.17.2012