What Can You Do With an English Degree?

The Possibilities Are Endless! 

"English majors are exactly the people I am looking for." -Santosh Jayaram, Twitter and Google Executive, Wall Street Journal

ESL Teacher
Technical Writer
  • Some of our recent Professional Writing
    and MATC students are currently
    technical writers and editors for
    companies like Google and Orion.
  • Average Salary: $79,960
Professor or
Higher Ed Admin
  • Some of our recent graduates
    are now English Professors!
  • Others are now in administrative
    positions at universities
    across the country
  • Professor Average Salary: $74,280
  • Admin Average Salary: $99,940
  • According to Forbes, English is
    one of the top
    pre-law majors.
  • Average Salary: $132,820
  • One of our recent
    African American Literature
    graduates is the owner
    and founder of Cafe Noir
  • Average Salary: $76,850
Content Creator
  • Our Professional Writing Concentration
    explores the fundamentals of online
    content creation.
  • Average Salary: $132,820
Graduate School


With a Degree in English, I could be hired by...

Memphis-Shelby County Schools*
St. Jude
International Paper
State of Tennessee
Common Job Boards
For English Majors
  • Choose901 - updated weekly, this job board allows you to search by tag and lists a variety of job types from tech to teaching, medical, and more - all located in Memphis, TN.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education Jobs - aggregates jobs in higher education, from administrative to faculty to executive positions; also offers a number of career resources.
  • Society for Technical Communication Career Center - lists industry and higher education open positions; also has a number of resources for reference checking, resume writing, LinkedIn development, and professional coaching. 
  • TESOL Career Center - TESOL International Association's online hub to connect English language professionals with employers around the world
  • Poets and Writers - Search for jobs in education, publishing, the arts, and more in this free, frequently updated job board for writers and poets

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