Employers want employees with the skills gained from studying English–skills like creativity, adaptability, persuasiveness, and the ability to collaborate. These are the "soft skills" companies need today.
Common career paths for English majors include digital/social media writing and management, law, technical writing, public relations, human resources, editing and content management, and teaching. With an English degree, you can make a difference in the world around you and earn a living while you're at it.
Data shows that unemployment rates for humanities students have decreased steadily in recent years, and the pay gap closes between humanities majors and their peers in STEM over time.
Below are job descriptions for some common careers English majors pursue: