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I want to be an English major, but I'm wondering if there are jobs other than writing related things that English majors are good for? I want to know about availability and diversity in careers for people with this kind of education.

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Jenn’s Answer

I think it's about asking yourself what you want to do and then figuring out what degree you will need. It's ok if you don't know.....I was there as well. So I am going to ask you? What do you want to do when you graduate?

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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Katherine,

Writing is not the only option that you have as an English major. There are several other jobs that you could focus on. Here is a link to an article that I feel could help you: https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/jobs-for-english-majors/

I know at least three people who became school teachers after getting an English degree. I am what would be considered a technical writer, but it is also known as an Instructional Designer. I am an Instructional Designer. I would say that many of these roles would require you to be very passionate about writing. You would need to be comfortable with spending a lot of time working on your own. In my role, writing training courses, I actually do have a lot of interaction with people, although it can come in spurts. I actually enjoy the ability to have time to work on my own.

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Sean’s Answer

The communication skills that a major like English provides can be translated into many different career paths - marketing, sales, public relations, and many more. My field of study was theatre, and that eventually led me into adult education and training for companies. It can be challenging to decide exactly what type of career to pursue with a major like English, but the truth is that many people find satisfying and successful careers in a field not directly related to their major.

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