English majors learn to analyze texts and articulate meaning through the study of literature, speech and writing. Students are prepared for a wide variety of careers that require skills in writing, effective communication and analysis. 

Some careers of interest for English majors include:

  • Advertising Copywriter
  • Author
  • Bibliographer
  • Biographer
  • Columnist
  • Communications Executive
  • Editor
  • Educator
  • Lawyer
  • Lexicographer
  • Librarian
  • Linguist
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Media Specialist
  • Playwright
  • Proofreader
  • Program Manager
  • Public Relations Executive
  • Publisher
  • Researcher
  • Reporter
  • Speech Writer
  • Technical Writer

English majors who are interested in continuing their education can consult this list of online Ph.D. programs in English.