English Studies

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Advertising
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Bibliographer
  • Communications Manager
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Curriculum Development
  • Document Specialist
  • Editor
  • Fundraiser
  • Human Resources
  • Lawyer*
  • Librarian*
  • Literary Agent
  • Literary Critic
  • Lobbyist
  • Management
  • Market Researcher
  • Marketing
  • Playwright
  • Proofreader
  • Public Relations
  • Publisher
  • Reporter/Journalist
  • Sales
  • Script/Manuscript Reader
  • Teacher/Professor*
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Technical Writer
  • Writer/Author

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Advertising Agencies
  • Broadcast Media, Radio
  • Business & Corporations
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Government Agencies
  • Newspapers, Magazines
  • Public & Private Libraries
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishing Houses
  • Self Employed/Freelance

Minnesota Employers

  • 3M
  • Aerotek
  • Best Buy
  • Follet Higher Education
  • Great River Regional Library
  • Hatling Flint
  • Minnesota History Center
  • MN Public Schools
  • MN State Institutions
  • Pearson
  • Star Tribune
  • Target
  • The Loft Literacy Center
  • Tomegan Marketing Group
  • U.S. Bank

Salary and Outlook

Starting salary: $30,000-$45,000
May vary by career, company, location and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Able to influence others
  • Articulate
  • Attention to detail
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making
  • Enjoy thinking about ideas
  • Good at seeing patterns
  • Independent
  • Investigative
  • Logical
  • Oral communication
  • Problem solving
  • Research skills
  • Written communication