What Careers are Available for People with an Honours in English?

@jennybianca (12914)
Australia
March 27, 2008 8:43pm CST
After all these years, my daughter who always wanted to be a vet, has changed her mind. She nows wants to do some with English, particulary in writing. She just loves writing & always gets full marks for any English assignment she does. She will need to go to University & do a degree, then honours, in English. I am not sure what other subjects she could or should do when at Uni? But my main question is, what careers are available for people with a Degree & Honours in English?
7 responses
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
31 Mar 08
there is a lot out there that has use for that like working in an international call center,librarian,professor,or even a public servant....there is a lot of work for those who are very good in English...
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
31 Mar 08
I had thought the Public Servant was a good career. There are many of those jobs available, some of them at a high level.
@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
2 Apr 08
yeah that is true,but if you are a public servant in my country you will get rich easily because of rampant corruption and would you believe they all do it in the open since they can easily get away from it...thanks to our high officials of the government for being a good example for the corrupt ones in the lower level....
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
13 Apr 08
Our Public servants are very well paid. I always thought this would be a good career for her. They are not corrupt like yours, but some of them are bullies.
@Fishmomma (11423)
• United States
28 Mar 08
She could be a teacher. If I went back to college, I would take higher level English Classes while taking the teaching classes that I need to refresh again. This time I would choose college students to teach, as no more 5th and 6th graders. College students want to be in school. I spent to much time trying to help students catch up after they were skipping school. This meant students that attended everyday would have to wait for the slackers to catch up and the school district refused to change the system.
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
29 Mar 08
I guess she could be a high school teacher. As I was a teacher for 22 years, I was not keen on the idea of her teaching, as I think it has become a difficult profession in Auatralia.
@bcote212 (1113)
• United States
28 Mar 08
There are a lot of careers out there for people who are English majors. I work for a Financial Publishing company, and a lot of the people here have a degree in English. If she does not want to have a regular 9-5 type of job she could be a freelance writer. She can even write for a magazine or newspaper. If she is more into fiction she can also become an author. There is plenty of room for someone with an English degree.
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
29 Mar 08
This is more like what my daughters interests are. She would love to write for a magazine & is very creative.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
28 Mar 08
Well, i think the main career she can get out of studying English is teaching... there are a lot of none English speaking countries who hire native English speakers as teachers... and the salary is not bad... especially in Japan and South Korea... She can also get a career in writing for magazines, newpapers, and even television... a lot of options or doors will open for her when she graduates...
@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
29 Mar 08
True, an English speaking teacher could teach english to non-english people. She would lovce to write for magazines & I suspect television.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
28 Mar 08
She can teach, be a proof reader, be a technical writer, be an actual writer for novels or short stories.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
28 Mar 08
I'm not too sure about teaching, with me being an ex-teacher. But the proof reading, technical writer & writer of short stories sounds very applicable to my daughters english skills. Thanks.
@lonely_f16 (2147)
• Philippines
28 Mar 08
I believe the course masscom is apt for her if she's about to be in college. In terms of career, she can be a journalist, a speaker, a reporter. Masscom is a very flexible course and so you can use that course to interact with a lot of people.
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@jennybianca (12914)
• Australia
28 Mar 08
My daughter wants to go to University, not College. I have never heard of Masscom? I did a bit of a search of the net to find about this, but couldn't find anything relevant.
28 Mar 08
I think that she can become english professor.
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