Career Opportunities for English Majors
What can English majors do? English as a major helps students develop versatile skills useful in many career fields.
Obvious choices for students after earning an English degree are teaching, graduate school, or writing, but English majors excel in many areas.
The kinds of text analysis, writing, and thinking English majors specialize in enhance their creativity, their understanding of human motivation, and their ability to present clear and logical arguments.
Because English majors have learned how to write, analyze material, communicate effectively, and successfully solve problems, they work in creative and technical writing, editing, financial services, government work, marketing, medicine, non-profit organizations, program management, public relations, publishing, reporting, research, social work and as well as in the cultural, entertainment, and communications industries.
Administrative AssistantAdvertising Account Executive
Community Relations Specialist
Customer Service Representative
Historical Society Specialist
Nonprofit Administrator Personnel Trainee
Public Relations Specialist Publicity Assistant
Special Events Coordinator
Types of EmployersAdvertising Agencies
Book & Magazine Publishers
Civil Rights Commission
Community Arts Centers
Community Service Organizations
Consumer Affairs Office
Department of Education
Division of Youth & Family Services
Market Research Companies
Media (Radio, TV)
Motor Vehicle Department
National Endowment for the Humanities
National Institutes of Health
Public Relations Firms
Small Business Administration
Travel and Tourism Department