English at Aquinas College

Careers

Quick Facts: Writers and Authors
2018 Median Pay $62,170 per year 
$29.89 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training Long-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2016 131,200
Job Outlook, 2016-26 8% (As fast as average)
Employment Change, 2016-26 10,000

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics


AQ's English major, literature minor, journalism minor and writing minor are surprisingly flexible degrees, providing a number of career options in a variety of fields.

Obvious career paths include teaching at the primary and secondary level and graduate study in English leading to teaching at the college level. The English major, in combination with a teaching certificate, is a very marketable degree since English language and American and British literature are fundamental subjects taught in all schools. Further information about teaching careers in English can be found at the Education Department home page.

Another career path for English majors is in publications and public relations. Aquinas English majors have gone on to successful careers in print journalism, editing, freelance writing, literary agency, publishing, and public relations. Skills in writing, analysis and editing, as well as exposure to a large body of American and British literature are all invaluable in the wide world of publishing. Students interested in a writing career should also check out Aquinas' Writing Minor and Journalism Minor.

Law schools also look favorably on the English major as a pre-law degree. Analytical and language skills learned in the classroom can easily be transferred to the study of law which relies heavily on case study analysis and written and spoken argument.

For more information about what you can do with this major see: https://whatcanidowiththismajor.com/major/english/

To make an appointment with Career Services to learn more see: https://aqcareertools.campuscareerinnovations.com/