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English

Study in the field of English Language and Literature offers a general humanistic education as well as skills in communication and analysis that are essential in most careers. An education in literature, criticism, and language teaches students to write effectively and expressively, to think critically, to weigh values, and to communicate ideas. It provides the basis to understand and communicate with those of different cultural backgrounds, and to understand the terms in which they think and speak. These skills are essential in the global marketplace of today and improve ones chances of obtaining employment in a wide variety of fields.


Career Opportunities

  • Account Executive
  • Actor
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Administrator
  • Advertising
  • Analyst
  • Artist
  • Arts Administrator
  • Assistant Scientific Writer
  • Attorney
  • Author
  • Biographer
  • Book Critic
  • Business Manager
  • Circulation Assistant
  • City Manager
  • College Administrator
  • College Professor
  • Columnist/Commentator
  • Comedian
  • Comedy Writer
  • Commentator
  • Communications Manager
  • Congressional Aide
  • Consumer Public Relations
  • Contractor
  • Convention Organizer
  • Copywriter
  • Corrective Therapist
  • Creative Writer
  • Crossword Puzzle
  • Curator
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Desktop Publisher
  • Director
  • Documentation Specialist
  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Education & Training
  • Educational Program Specialist
  • Entertainment Agent
  • Fashion Merchandiser
  • Foreign Service
  • Foundation Worker
  • Freelance Writer
  • Fundraiser
  • Greeting Card Writer
  • Hearing Officer
  • Hotel & Motel Manager
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Human Service Practitioner
  • Information Abstractor
  • Insurance Agent
  • Interior Designer
  • Interpreter & Translator
  • Investment Counselor
  • Journalist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Literary Agent
  • Loan Officer
  • Lobbyist
  • Magazine Writer
  • Management Trainee
  • Manuscript Reader
  • Market Research
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Mass Media
  • Media Planner
  • Medical Records
  • Movie Critic
  • Narrator
  • Newscaster
  • Novelist
  • Paralegal
  • Personnel Manager
  • Playwright
  • Poet
  • Politician
  • Press Representative
  • Production Artist
  • Program Manager
  • Proofreader
  • Proofreader
  • Property Manager
  • Public Administrator
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Speaker
  • Public/Private School Teacher
  • Publications Editor
  • Publicity Assistant
  • Publishing Assistant
  • Reading Consultant
  • Reporter
  • Research Assistant
  • Sales Representative
  • Script Reader
  • Script Writer
  • Service Manager
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Speech Writer
  • Sports Writer
  • Talent Agent
  • Teacher
  • Technical Consultant
  • Technical Writer
  • Training Specialist
  • TV/Radio Announcer
  • Underwriter
  • Video Producer
  • Writer

Related Skills


Hiring Institutions

  • Advertising Department
  • Bookstore
  • Consumer Organization
  • Educational Organization
  • Labor Union
  • Personnel Department
  • Public Relations Firm
  • Business Industry
  • Film Company
  • Publishing Company
  • Utility Group
  • Banks, Savings & Loan
  • Fundraising Firm
  • Magazine and Newspaper
  • Radio and TV
  • Government Agency
  • Library
  • Political Action Group

Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

The University of Oklahoma Department of English
English International
ESL Career
Career Resources from the Modern Language Association
Occupational Outlook Handbook