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what could i get a job in if i want to major in english literature?

I want to major in English literature but I am unsure if there is anything out there I can do that interests me? #job #major #english #in #literature

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Jiwon’s Answer

There are a lot of careers that you could pursue with a degree in English Literature (or liberal arts in general), some with a pretty direct link (such as becoming or writer or a college professor) and a lot of careers that a liberal arts degree will serve as a great background. For example, I have a degree in English Literature and went to law school and now work as a tax consultant in a large accounting firm (it did require getting a JD, taking accounting classes, studying for and passing the CPA exam, etc. though.). Many of my attorney friends have a liberal arts degree.

While I loved my college experience and the education that I received, if you are set on majoring in English Literature, it does not lend its way as easily to a set career path so think about your interests and what you envision as your ideal career path. I would also highly recommend double majoring or a minoring in something else. Good luck!
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Wael’s Answer

Check the links below.


http://www.topuniversities.com/student-info/careers-advice/what-can-you-do-english-literature-degree
https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/search.cfm?JobCat=82

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Joel’s Answer

Hi Aida,

English is super important in many facets of the world and workplace. Although it seems rather "general," there are a lot of opportunities for English majors. Check out this website, which uses US government data, to find out where there are some possibilities for your degree: https://www.onetonline.org/find/quick?s=english+major

I would also recommend talking to your professors and Career Counselors about what they recommend. Depending on where you are located in the US, you may have more opportunities. Also, with an increasing number of people working remotely, it may not even be a big issue if you want to live somewhere and work for a company that's in a different state.

Good luck! Let me know if you have any other questions!
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