I just started college and declared myself an English major but I don't want to become a teacher. Can you give me any ideas as to what other jobs an English major can provide?
From what research I’ve done, there’s actually a lot of jobs that an English major can get you! Despite the stereotype, it’s not an unemployable major. An English degree teaches strong writing skills, as well as critical and analytical thinking. English programs teach you a lot of transferable skills. Lots of employers will find that valuable. It may not be the most high-paying degree in the world (I’m sure all of us go into that knowing this), but it’s far from a worthless major. So! I present to you a list of 12 non-teaching jobs and careers an English major can get. (Please note that I’m not an expert, I encourage you to do your own research!)
5. Technical writer
6. Public relations
9. Literary agent
10. Social media manager
11. Book buyer/seller
12. Web content creator
Those are just a few ideas. I’ve seen more. For more English major information, check out these links!
Employment Statistics (An article from The Atlantic published in 2013)
Dear English Major (helpful website for English majors, lots of career ideas here too!)
I hope this was helpful! Good luck with college!