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New Mexico State University

What Can I Do With a Major In English?

English is a major branch of the language arts and its main focus is on the written word. However, a broader, more commonly accepted definition would include the study of literature, speech, and writing in all forms.

Areas of Focus

Writing, Editing, Publishing, Teaching, Advertising, Public Relations, Business Administration and Management, Technical Writing, Library, Research

 

Career Titles

Technical Writer
Convention Planner
Drama Critic
Bookstore Manager
Journalist
Patient Education Director of HMO
Editorial Assistant
Copywriter
Editor
Publicist
Radio/Television Broadcaster
Associate Buyer
Industrial Trust Analyst
Corporate Attorney
Psychometrist
Advertising Sales Manager
Training Consultant
Librarian
Human Resources Director
Marketing Manager
Paralegal
Teacher
Professor
Writer In Residence
Curriculum Planner
Reading Specialist
Counseling Psychologist
Audiologist
University Chancellor
School Administrator
Public Interest Group Lobbyist
District Attorney
Foreign Service Officer
Social Worker
City Manager
Congressional Researcher
Association Executive
Actor/Actress
Bibliographer
Interpreter/Translator
Linguist
Media Specialist
Proofreader
Reader Specialist/Consultant
Secretary
Author
Freelance Writer
Playwright
Speech Writer
Loan Officer
Probation and Parole Officer

 

Career Related Websites

The Write Jobs

Online journal and job site for higher education 

MonsterTRAK

TV Jobs: Broadcast Employment Services

Advertising and Media Jobs Page

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Writers and Editors