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In today’s job market, as job titles and responsibilities shift constantly, English majors have an advantage, because they are used to analyzing situations critically and communicating the results of their scrutiny effectively.

Job choices for English majors go beyond the obvious options of teaching, graduate school, or becoming a writer, because graduates also excel in many other areas. Because English majors have learned how to write, analyze material, and communicate effectively, and are good problem solvers, they work in many different fields, including broadcasting, sales & marketing, management, government and entertainment. The kinds of text analysis, writing, and thinking English majors specialize in enhance their creativity, their understanding of human motivation, and their ability to present clear and logical arguments, both in writing and orally.