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Graduates who earn degrees in English (or English-related fields such as creative writing or technical writing) develop strong skills in communication, critical thinking, and analysis. These skills prepare the graduates for careers in a variety of professional fields.
According to a 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, most English majors work as teachers, managers, administrative assistants, or sales and marketing managers with a median annual salary of $45,402.
The recruiting site Glassdoor lists other potential careers for English majors:
The average annual base salary for these positions can range from $37,221 to $70,577.