Shaw University 150

Students in class
Department of Humanities

Careers for English Majors

  • Education--primary or secondary school teacher, museum educator, college professor
  • Law--lawyer (corporate, government, private), researcher, legislative assistant,
    administrative assistant
  • Radio and TV--reporter, news writer, researcher, news director, publicity 
    or promotion director, community affairs director
  • Technical writer (corporations, federal agencies, private)
  • Technical Support--employment interviewer, crossword-puzzler maker, 
    community organizer, administrator
  • Advertising--publicity manager, publicity/promotion specialist
  • Magazines, Newspapers, and News Services--journalist, copy editor, news editor, 
    publicity/promotion specialists
  • Public Relations--public relations officer, public information officer, copy-writer, 
    promotion specialist, research analyst, internal publications editor
  • Book Publishing--copy editor, copywriter, proofreader, publicity manager
  • Reviewer (of books, plays, etc)
  • Writer (fiction, nonfiction, verse, greeting cards)