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

Teacher

Teacher

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$40k
Growth
N/A
Satisfaction
3.1 / 5

A teacher not only teaches, but inspires and encourages students to be their best.

2. Journalist

Journalist

Journalist

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$36k
Growth
-10.1%
Satisfaction
3.5 / 5

A journalist is someone who investigates, collects and presents information as a news story.

3. Copywriter

Copywriter

Copywriter

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$46k
Growth
+7.6%
Satisfaction
3.2 / 5

A copywriter is someone who works with words on a daily basis, and is an expert at adapting their writing talent to meet their client's needs.

4. Editor

Editor

Editor

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$39k
Growth
-1.4%
Satisfaction
3.4 / 5

An editor is someone who is a critical reader, and a lover of words.

5. Author

Author

Author

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$34k
Growth
+7.6%
Satisfaction
4.1 / 5

An author is someone who loves to think creatively, loves language, and loves the art of writing.

6. Office Clerk

Office Clerk

Office Clerk

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$27k
Growth
-1.0%
Satisfaction
2.6 / 5

An office clerk is someone who typically works in an office doing a little bit of everything; answering phones, bookkeeping, filing, mailing, message delivery, data processing, running errands, sorting mail etc.

7. Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager

Marketing Manager

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$88k
Growth
+10.1%
Satisfaction
3.2 / 5

A marketing manager is someone who manages the marketing of a business or product.

8. Web Designer

Web Designer

Web Designer

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$50k
Growth
N/A
Satisfaction
3.4 / 5

A web designer is someone who is both creative and technically inclined, and uses both these attributes to build or redesign websites.

9. Technical Writer

Technical Writer

Technical Writer

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$54k
Growth
+10.9%
Satisfaction
2.8 / 5

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

Education Administrator

Education Administrator

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$57k
Growth
N/A
Satisfaction
3.3 / 5

Education administrators are employed in universities and colleges, schools, preschools, and daycare centres.

11. Digital Marketing Specialist

Digital Marketing Specialist

Digital Marketing Specialist

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$47k
Growth
N/A
Satisfaction
3.1 / 5

Traditional advertising is no longer as effective as it used to be.

12. High School Teacher

High School Teacher

High School Teacher

Your Match?
Avg Wage
$46k
Growth
+7.5%
Satisfaction
3.0 / 5

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.