• Careers and Employment Outlook

    Why Major In English?   

    One misconception about being "an English major" is that it will lead to a career teaching grammar and Shakespeare - and not much else. The reality, however, is that majoring in English not only strengthens skill in writing, fosters ability in critical analysis, and provides a sound foundation in expression through language, it also opens the doorway to a broad range of career choices, including technical and creative writing, law, publishing, business, communications, and the media.

    Listed below are fifty career options that majoring in English could open up, and the list is not exhaustive.

    If you think that English might be the career major option for you - or perhaps your interest is a minor in English - come by the English Department Office and set up a meeting with one of our faculty, or call (361) 698-1234.

    Academic Advisor/Career Counselor

    Librarian

    Advertising Copywriter

    Librarian Assistant

    Advertising Media Writer

    Linguist

    Author

    Literary Agent

    College Admissions Officer

    Lobbyist

    Computer Instructional Designer/Writer

    Market Researcher

    Computer Communications Specialist

    Media: Reporter

    Continuity Writer

    Novelist

    Copy Editor

    Paralegal Writer

    Copywriter: Television, Newspaper, Radio

    Playwright

    Corporate Communications Specialist

    Poet

    Creative Writer

    Policy Analyst

    Editor

    Political Campaigner

    Editorial Assistant

    Political Writer

    English Professor

    Public Affairs Correspondent

    Environmental Communication Specialist

    Public Relations Writer

    Film Production Assistant

    Publisher

    Film Researcher

    Publishing Representative

    Foreign Correspondent

    Research Assistant

    Foreign Service Officer

    Screenwriter

    Freelance Writer

    Speech Writer

    Intelligence Officer

    Teacher (Elementary, Secondary)

    Journalist

    Technical/Business Writer/Editor

    Judicial Clerk

    Textbook Writer/Editor

    Lawyer

    Writer

  • Contact Information

    English and Philosophy
    101 Baldwin Blvd.
    Corpus Christi, TX 78404
    english@delmar.edu
    (361) 698-1234