Career Opportunities for English majors

Students in English study writing, language, and literature from multiple perspectives. The English Department is a diverse community providing education and training for future professionals in education, humanities, literature, and technical communication.

English majors are skilled in writing, reading, and research. They are resourceful and flexible, they define and manage projects, and they work independently. As a result, they find employment in many different careers that rely on strong reading and writing skills. Examples include writing, editing, journalism, corporate communications, publishing, teaching, marketing and advertising, public relations, website or system design, law, and more.


  • Document or UX designer
  • Editor or publisher
  • Public relations or advertising manager


  • ESL teacher or tutor
  • Library services
  • Teacher (K-12, college, university, private tutor)


  • Critic or reviewer
  • Proposal or grant writer
  • Public policy or editorial writer
  • Technical, scientific, or business writer


  • Academic research and scholarship
  • Consultant or project manager
  • Legal professional
  • Medical professional