English is not a vocational major that prepares you for one particular job (like an accountant, for example). Instead, a degree in English provides you with a broad range of skills useful for any number of careers. Skills that make you a good job candidate include the ability to:
What kind of careers are available for someone with a degree in English?
- Think critically and solve problems
- Write and speak effectively
- Edit someone else's writing
- Express your creativity in any number of ways (design a brochure, write a campaign letter, reorganize an office, and others)
- Learn new information quickly
- Work well with others
- Develop hypotheses, research data, and interpret and summarize data
- Organize ideas and information
With these skills, English majors have achieved success in a variety of fields, including writing, editing, publishing, teaching, public relations, technical writing, paralegal and legal, marketing, consulting, business, government, museums, libraries, and more.