Careers for English Majors


Chances are, if you are an English major or if you have thought of becoming one, you’ve been asked, “So you want to teach?”  While it is true that some English majors do end up becoming teachers and professors, the English degree is dynamic.  By honing their communicative, creative, critical, and expressive skills, English majors are well-suited to pursue a wide variety of careers not just in the classroom, but also in business, politics, creative arts, and even sciences.

Actor/Actress

Biographer

Book Critic

Business Manager

College Professor

Comedian

Copywriter

Director

Editor (Film/Video, Book, Newspaper)

Entertainment Agent

Foreign Correspondent

Fundraiser

Journalist

Lawyer

Librarian

Literary Agent

Lobbyist

Paralegal

Playwright

Public Relations Specialist

Publisher

Radio-TV Newscaster or Writer

Reporter

Talent Agent

Teacher (Primary and Secondary levels)

Writer