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
Director Lawyer Publicity Assistant  
Documentation Specialist Legal Assistant Publisher  
Editor Librarian Publishing Assistant  

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.

Journalism Links

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.

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