A Career in English

A Career with an English Degree

A career in English generally requires a bachelor’s degree, and one of the benefits of studying English is the wide variety of career paths it provides. Students interested in pursuing a degree in English will be well prepared for many entry level positions in private business and industry, public service and government and for further training in a number of different fields, including communications, education, law and political science.

Some potential career choices are:

  • Copywriter
  • Freelance Writer
  • Legislative Aide
  • Reporter
  • Speechwriter
  • Teacher
  • Web Writer

On the Web

These websites provide additional information on careers for individuals interested in pursuing a degree in English:

American Society of Journalists and Authors
Association for Women in Communications
National Council of Teachers of English
National Writers Association
Web Advertising Jobs
Connecticut Department of Labor, Labor Market Information
United States , Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook