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Future Careers

What could I do with a degree in English?
What are my direct career options?

ü  Author
ü  Administrative assistant
ü  Editor
ü  Librarian
ü  Journalist
ü  Historian
ü  Motivational speaker
ü  Receptionist
ü  School counsellor
ü  Speech writer
ü  Teacher
ü  Technical writer

What are my alternative career options?
Art, culture, recreation, and sports

ü  Casting director
ü  Communication specialist
ü  Film editor
ü  Information specialist
ü  Publisher
ü  Sign language interpreter
ü  Sports administrator
ü  Translator

Social sciences, education, and religion

ü  Clergy
ü  Community worker
ü  Customs inspector
ü  Lawyer
ü  Lobbyist
ü  Mediator
ü  Political aide
ü  Paralegal

Business, finance, and Administration

ü  Advertising
ü  Human resource specialist
ü  Marketing
ü  Public relations specialist

Sales and services

ü  Flight attendant
ü  Hotel manager
ü  Sales representative
ü  Travel agent


ü  Health care administrator
ü  Speech-Language Pathologist

Natural and applied sciences

ü  Air traffic controller
ü  Computer trainer

Trades, apprenticeships, and primary industry

ü  Carpenter
ü  Florist

What skills will I develop studying English?

• Persuade and influence readers
• Assess the needs of the audience
• Clarify ideas and present all viewpoints


• Summarize ideas
• Develop critical evaluations
• Attention to detail


• Edit and write creatively
• Interpret data
• Draft documents


• Design and direct projects
• Gather information
• Use information resources

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