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English


As a broad program of study, the English Major provides students with an opportunity to analyze works of literature and film originally written in English. Such an analysis prompts students to exercise both critical thinking skills, in which they analyze and reflect upon a text such that they can later interpret it and find meaning, and to present the results of their analysis in clear, cogent writing. A degree in English offers college graduates career opportunities in a number of fields which include (but are not limited to) writing, editing, publishing, teaching and research, advertising, public relations, and law.

Careers

Technical Writers
Wage: $61,620
10 Year Growth Rate: 19.5%
Self Employed: 6.0%
Unemployment Rate: 8.4%
Employed Part Time: 6.5%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Postsecondary Teachers
Wage: $58,830
10 Year Growth Rate: 22.9%
Self Employed: 0.4%
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Employed Part Time: 27.8%

Education Requirements:
Doctoral degree
Authors, Writers, and Editors
Wage: $53,070
10 Year Growth Rate: 12.8%
Self Employed: 65.9%
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Employed Part Time: 21.8%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Kindergarten, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary Teachers
Wage: $51,180
10 Year Growth Rate: 5.6%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 1.7%
Employed Part Time: 7.8%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree