Careers for English Majors

What can you do with an English major?  Anything you want. 

Some of our alumni are working locally for employers like Blackstone Audio, Harry & David, Fire Mountain Gems, Rogue Community College, and even right here at SOU.

Here are some options to consider

  • Teaching English abroad
  • Law
  • Librarianship
  • Copy Editing
  • Editing & Publishing
  • Marketing
  • Freelance Writing
  • Grant Writing
  • Ghostwriting
  • Non-Profit Management
  • Social Services
  • Public Relations
  • Media Relations
  • Technical Writing
  • Medical Writing
  • Speech Pathology
  • Audiology
  • Web Design
  • Policy Analysis
  • Finance
  • Journalism
  • Development Officer Fund Raising
  • Student Services


Employers say English majors are highly desirable employees: Recent news reports explain why!

Why English Majors are the Hot New Hires

Logitech CEO: "I Love Hiring English Majors"

Why Businesses Prefer a Liberal Arts Education

Why Top Tech CEOs Want Employees with Liberal Arts Degrees


Six Tips

  1. Do a skills inventory.
  2. Keep your resume up to date relevant.
  3. Learn what other SOU alum and students are doing.
  4. Pursue an internship opportunity.
  5. Follow employers on social media.
  6. Visit the SOU Office of Career Connections.

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