Great question, and something that I asked myself many times.
I think the key, with any Degree, is to understand that you may not be working in your field right after you graduate, and that any opportunities may spawn careers or periods of time where you're working in an area that you never thought possible with your background. For example, I graduated with a BFA in English Literature, and worked with Apple and now with PwC. Neither of those jobs utilized my English Degree (like writing or teaching would); however, I use my degree every day in the way I communicate and in the way that I lead my team.
Play to your strengths. If you're an expert communicator, perhaps a career in training/development is something you can do. You may also like leadership and will use the perspective you gained from what you've read to help you lead with more empathy.
The sky is always the limit, so don't limit your career search to: "will this fit in my English Degree?" Take risks, apply for jobs that you may not qualify for completely, and use who you are to your advantage.
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