What Can I Do With An English Degree?

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  • English majors are good communicators. Good communicators get hired.

    There are scores of different types of careers you can go into with an English degree. Probably many more than you thought possible. Why? Because the strong skills derived from a liberal arts degree in English will give you the tools to comprehend complex material that require intense concentration—and to write a persuasive and complete account of what it all means. Employers are looking for people with good communication skills which opens you to a wide range of careers. 

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