English majors learn to synthesize information and to present their ideas and opinions skillfully. They find employment in fields in which the sophisticated use of language is necessary for advancement. Many graduates go on to postgraduate study, not only in writing, film studies and literature, but to schools of medicine, law, education, journalism and business. In today’s job market, as job titles and responsibilities shift constantly, English majors have an advantage, because they are used to analyzing situations critically and communicating the results effectively.
Job choices for English majors go beyond the obvious options of teaching, graduate school, or becoming a writer, because graduates also excel in many other areas. Because English majors have learned how to write, analyze material, and communicate effectively, and are good problem solvers, they work in many different fields, including broadcasting, sales & marketing, management, government and entertainment.