English Major Career Choices

English graduates have often found careers in the following list. Some of these positions require education beyond a bachelor’s degree.

  • attorney

  • author: fiction/non-fiction

  • biographer

  • book critic

  • college professor

  • columnist/commentator

  • communications manager

  • copywriter

  • critic-art/book

  • customer service representative

  • desktop publisher

  • editor

  • editorial assistant

  • freelance writer/consultant

  • human resource specialist

  • insurance agent

  • interpreter and translator

  • investment counselor/manager

  • journalist

  • lawyer

  • librarian

  • literary/entertainment agent

  • magazine writer

  • management trainee

  • marketing writer

  • playwright

  • poet

  • public relations specialist

  • publisher

  • radio and TV newscaster

  • reading consultant

  • script reader

  • speech writer

  • sports writer

  • teacher/trainer

  • technical writer

  • video scriptwriter/producer

  • writer

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