CAREERS FOR ENGLISH MAJORS
Bound for Success
Build experience during college to find success after graduation.
Opportunities like publishing your work in the Sheepshead Review, getting an internship and earning a teaching assistantship will help translate your skills to a rapidly changing globalized economy. You’ll learn to write for the real world – and develop the skills that employers want most.
On the Rise
Job market growth for technical writers is 12% through 2030, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Because the English major is so broad (and deep!), you can find your career in a range of fields.
Whether you want to stay local or branch out after graduation, organizations are looking for employees like you.
People who can communicate well, whether orally or written, will always be sought after. The cherry on top will be your ability to research, analyze and think critically. The following list represents some (but not all) of the careers you qualify for as an English major:
- Literary Agent
- Technical Writer
- College Professor
- Book Critic
- Comedy Writer
- Library Director
Where recent graduates work.
Take a page from some of our past students and where they first landed as Phoenix graduates!
- Appleton Public Library
- Bloomsbury, USA
- Green Bay Area Public School District
- KBX Logistics
- Zoological Society of Milwaukee
- Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
- Marinette County
- Wisconsin Humane Society
- University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Archives and Area Research Center
Other organizations & institutions:
- Advertising agencies
- Broadcast media
Find out if grad school is right for you.
Love research? Does scholarly writing give you that tingly feeling? Take your academic career to the next level. Deciding to pursue a master’s degree can be daunting, but we can help you navigate the possibilities.
"UWGB prepared me to be an expert in my area of study. As a teacher, I am able to share the same passion, strategies and tools that my professors shared with me."
Riley Garbe '17
English Teacher at Manitowoc Lincoln High School