Professions for English, Bachelor of Arts

As an English major, you will develop highly valued skills in oral and written communication, and the ability to think creatively as well as analytically.
In addition to more traditional careers in teaching and library science, English majors are valued by law schools and MBA programs for being articulate and for their broad understanding of the humanities.
Representative job titles and areas of specialization:
  • Acquisitions Editor
  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Assistant Editor
  • Broadcaster
  • Communications Specialist
  • Continuity Writer
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Developmental Editor
  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Editorial Researcher
  • Editorial Writer
  • Grant/Proposal Writer
  • Journalist
  • Managing Editor
  • Media Analyst
  • Playwright
  • Production Assistant
  • Professor/Instructor/Teacher
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Research/Writer
  • Scenario Editor
  • Scriptwriter
  • Senior Editor
  • Staff Writer
  • Technical Writer