Potential Careers for English Graduates

Surveys done by a number of universities in Canada and the United States have found English graduates in all of the fields listed below. These are only some of the career options for students with a background in English. For many of these positions a BA in English is an entry-level qualification; for others, it is a useful background for the more specialized training required by the profession.

 

In the Media
In Business
In Public Service
editor
journalist
columnist
reviewer
proofreader
writer
scriptwriter
script reader
casting officer
research assistant
actor
news commentator
novelist
dramatist
poet
public relations
personnel officer
advertising copywriter
management trainee
consultant
accountant
travel agent
sales representative
bank officer
insurance agent
lawyer
financial investment counsellor
instructional designer for electronic courseware
elected representative
executive assistant
civil servant
teacher
librarian
archivist
curator
speech pathologist
social worker
researcher
professor
diplomat
minister