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American Literature

The study of American Literature refers to written or literary work produced in the area of the United States and Colonial America. While majoring in American Literature, you can expect to encounter such literary luminaries as Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Washington Irving, William Cullen Bryant, James Fenimore Cooper, and Edgar Allan Poe.


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