Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of job titles of former graduates with an English major. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider.
Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelors' degree.
Related Career Titles for English Majors
|Account Executive||Editor, Film, Video||Literary Agent||Radio and TV Commentator|
|Actor/Actress||Editor, Magazine||Loan Officer||Radio and TV Newscaster|
|Administrative Assistant||Editor, News||Lobbyist||Reading Consultant|
|Administrator||Editor, Newspaper||Magazine Writer||Reporter|
|Advertising Copywriter||Editor, Publications||Management Trainee||Research Assistant|
|Analyst||Editor, Publications Scientific||Manuscript Reader||Researcher/Pollster|
|Artist||Editor, Writer||Market Research Analyst||Retail Sales|
|Attorney||Editorial Assistant||Marketing Specialist||Sales Representative|
|Author - Fiction Non-Fiction||Education& Training Specialist||Marketing Writer||Sales/Service Manager|
|Bank Officer||Educational Program Specialist||Mass Media Assistant||Scientific Writer|
|Biographer||Entertainment Agent||Media Planner||Script Reader|
|Book Critic||Fashion Merchandiser||Medical Records Administrator||Singer/Voice Teacher|
|Business Manager||Foreign Correspondent||Narrator||Social Welfare Examiner|
|Circulation Assistant||Freelance Writer/Consultant||Novelist||Social Worker|
|City Manager||Fundraiser||Paralegal||Special Events Coordinator|
|College Professor||Greeting Card Writer||Paralegal Assistant||Speech Writer|
|Columnist/Commentator||Hearing Officer||Personnel Manager||Sports Writer|
|Comedy Writer||Hotel & Motel Manager||Playwright||Stockbroker|
|Communications Manager||Human Resource Specialist||Poet||Talent Agent|
|Congressional Aide||Human Service Practitioner||Politician||Teacher (all levels)|
|Copywriter||Humorist/Comedian||Probation and Parole Officer||Teacher of English as a Second Language|
|Corrective Therapist||Information Abstracter/Indexer||Product Manager||Technical Consultant|
|Creative Writer||Insurance Agent||Program Manager||Technical Writer|
|Critic, Art/Book||Interior Designer||Proofreader||Training Specialist|
|Crossword Puzzle Designer||Interpreter & Translator||Property Manager||Translator|
|Curator||Investment Counselor/Manager||Public Administrator||Underwriter|
|Customer Service Representative||Journalist, Newspaper/Magazine/Broadcast||Public Relations Specialist||Video Scriptwriter/Producer|
|Desktop Publisher||Labor Relations Specialist||Public Speaker||Writer|
|Documentation Specialist||Legal Assistant||Publisher|
English Web Sites
Names of Famous English Majors - From the University of Mississippi; very interesting!
Careers in English - From Buffalo State; a list of career titles as well as an introduction to career fields to consider.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Writers and Editors - Excellent career descriptions from the premier federal career information site. Don't miss this!
Authorlink: Information Services for Writers, Editors, Literary Agents and Publishers - The award-winning rights marketplace where editors and agents buy and sell unpublished and published manuscripts, and screenplays. Providing the serious writer with access and exposure to the broadest range of legitimate publishing professionals as well as industry news and information.
Investigative Reporters & Editors - IRE provides educational services to reporters, editors and others interested in investigative journalism and works to maintain high professional standards.
TV Jobs: Broadcast Employment Services - An Internet-based employment service dedicated to helping you find employment in the highly competitive broadcast marketplace.
Broadcast Net - The broadcast industry's home page.