Employment Opportunities and Salaries

Job Opportunities

According to a 2016 Salary Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, individuals with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature earn an average salary of $45,438.

The critical thinking, writing, and communication skills that you’ll learn through the study of English can open you up to a wide range of potential careers, including:

  • Advertising
  • Communications manager/director
  • Copy editor (digital or print)
  • Corporate blogger
  • Event planner
  • Grant and proposal writer
  • Journalist
  • Law (many students who earn a BA in English go on to attend law school)
  • Lobbyist
  • Marketing writer
  • Nonprofit sector careers
  • Public relations
  • Publishing
  • Sales
  • Social media manager
  • Teaching
  • Technical writer/editor