Envision a Career as a Writer
Demand for technical writers and writers with expertise in specialty areas (such as law, medicine, or economics) is expected to increase because of the continuing expansion of scientific and technical information and the need to communicate it to others. English majors most often find employment as teachers, journalists, communication specialists, advertising copywriters, marketers, or public relations professionals. Some job growth is expected in radio and television stations; more rapid growth is anticipated in new media areas such as online newspapers and magazines. The newspaper and broadcasting industries are vulnerable to economic ups and downs since they depend on advertising revenue.
Job opportunities are often best when graduates can combine the college degree with internships and other related work experience and can develop a specialty such as law, medicine, or economics.
Average Annual Salary$52,593
Potential Career PathsWriters and Authors
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Occupational Outlook Handbook