What Can I Do With an English Degree?

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.

WRITING/EDITING

Creative Writing | Books | Poetry | Plays | Screenplays | Scripts | Greeting Cards | Lyrics/Jingle Writing | Journalism | Writing/Reporting | Editing | Technical Writing | Science and Medical Writing | Freelance Writing

EDUCATION

Teaching | Administration | Student Affairs | Academic Advising | Tutoring | Information/Library Science | Non-classroom Teaching | English as Another Language

PUBLISHING

Editing | Advertising | Sales | Circulation | Production | Publicity | Marketing | Promotion | Administration

ADVERTISING

Creative Services | Copy Writing | Art Direction | Account Management | Media | Account Planning | Production

LAW

Prosecution | Defense | Law Assistance | Contractual Corporate | Nonprofit or Public Interest | Government | Mediation | Lobbying

BUSINESS

Management | Sales | Marketing | Human Resources | Insurance | Claims | Underwriting

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Media Relations | Account Coordination | Writing/Editing | Account Management