The major's degree in English is a very multipurpose degree as it provides its holders a host of valuable skill and abilities they can take with them in future. If you have got majors degree in English and you are not sure what you will do with your degree, the following information may help you.

What are some Entry Level Jobs for English Majors?
The apparent choices are teaching, librarian and writer but English graduates also do extremely well in many other areas. Because they have learned how to speak and write effectively, examine material, and how to solve difficult problems. English majors can get entry level jobs in many other fields such as sales, marketing, advertising, management, reporting, creative writing, finance, public relations and many other fields.

Best Jobs for English Majors in 2010

Teaching: Many English majors become a teacher as the degree is very good at providing expertise in English language. There are endless job opportunities in this field once you have got a proper certification. With proper certification, teaching jobs for graduates with a degree in English abound. Basic and secondary educations are the most important outlets.

Creative Writing and Editing: English majors can become a creative writer, editor or publisher. You may consider a job to write and edit for a newspaper, magazines, books or other journalistic business enterprise. You can become a copy editor for local newspapers to check spellings and other grammatical errors.

Marketing and Advertising: You also have an option to work as a writer in a marketing or advertising department. In this field you would have to think innovatively to market products or ideas of a particular company. You can also handle press releases.

Librarianship: Library is the best place for every English student. You can pursue a major's degree in English if you are passionate about literature. To start your career as a librarian, work as a junior assistant in your college library or public library.

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  • By U Y on July 29, 2010, 3:44 pm U Y Hello, I am a Post Graduate in English. I have been working as a teacher. Now I am in the UK. I will be back to country by next month.I would like to work in New York as a English major. Kindly inform me about some interesting opportunities.
  • By Z K on July 31, 2010, 5:13 pm Z K Hello dear, I have completed my B.A in English from Adelphi University, New York. The result is expected to come very soon. I am eager to get a content writing job in New York. Please do let me know if there is any opportunity for me. I am a fresher. I am waiting for your reply. Thank you
  • By C B on August 10, 2010, 2:07 pm C B Hello, I have got master's degree in English. I have completed my masters in mass communication.I am working with Le Concierges, and I am looking for something into online freelance writing. Please update me on the same. Thank You!
  • By D L on August 18, 2010, 4:50 am D L Hi, I am Graduate in English Literature from University of Michigan. I love writing and I am interested in working as an online proof reader. Please let me know if there is any jobs for me. Thanks a ton.
  • By V B on August 23, 2010, 2:20 pm V B Hi, I have been writing freelance articles for the past one year. I have written on varied topics with expertise. I am an english honors graduate from Grand Canyon University. Writing is the only engagement I know and I am proud of what I write.
  • By B N on September 7, 2010, 2:36 pm B N I am a person who has taken early retirement from work. At the moment, I have been doing freelance writing. I have a masters in English and also have a Professional Diploma in HRD. The kind of work I am looking for is basically English writing as I have a genuine flair for writing. I undertake copy-editing, proof-reading and short film writing. I have a creative bend of mind, and some of my creative writings will vouch for it.
  • By E M on January 5, 2011, 10:45 am E M I have done my major in English...working as academic head and communication skills trainer in university.
    I am satisfied with my present job but want to enhance my skills and use my knowledge in area of content writing.

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