Careers for English Literature majors

The most common careers people pursue after attaining a English Literature degree.

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Based on independent research and Sokanu's database of users, we have aggregated the top careers that people pursue after attaining a English Literature degree. Below you can browse our list of careers for English Literature majors. If you are curious about your fit with any of these careers, you can take our career test.

1. Teacher

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Teacher

Your Match?

School is not only a place of academic learning, but of social learning as well.

2. Journalist

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Journalist

Your Match?

Do you have strong communication skills?

3. Copywriter

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Copywriter

Your Match?

Does the spelling mistake in this sentance really annoy you?

4. Editor

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Editor

Your Match?

An editor is a critical reader and a lover of words, whose job is to polish and refine a story or an article.

5. Author

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Author

Your Match?

Are you naturally inclined to think creatively?

6. Office Clerk

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Office Clerk

Your Match?

An office clerk performs a variety of general office tasks, such as answering phones, bookkeeping, filing, mailing, message delivery, data processing, running errands, and sorting mail.

7. Marketing Manager

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Marketing Manager

Your Match?

Are you a natural leader who thrives on influencing and persuading others in business?

8. Web Designer

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Web Designer

Your Match?

Are you both creative and technically inclined?

9. Technical Writer

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Technical Writer

Your Match?

A technical writer is someone who transforms complex and technically difficult written material into clear and concise documentation that will be read by target audiences.

10. Education Administrator

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Education Administrator

Your Match?

Do you have a passion for education and want to improve it in your local community?

11. Digital Marketing Specialist

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Digital Marketing Specialist

Your Match?

If you are interested in marketing — specifically online marketing — you may want to consider a career as a digital marketing specialist!

12. High School Teacher

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High School Teacher

Your Match?

A high school teacher is someone who prepares and teaches academic, technical, vocational or specialized subjects at public and private secondary schools, typically from grades 9-12.