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31 Jan 2018, 2:59 pm

Hello,

I am pursuing an English degree at my local community college. I was wondering if there are any English majors here. Have you been able to find employment that allows you to earn a livable income? If so, what kind of work do you do?


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31 Jan 2018, 3:45 pm

My sister was a proofreader. Grading papers without having students


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31 Jan 2018, 7:13 pm

I was an English major.

With a bachelor's degree in English, you can get jobs that require a bachelor's degree. Nothing else, really. But it does give you an advantage over those who don't have a bachelor's.

The bachelor's in English is certainly not a "terminal" degree.

But neither is Speech Pathology, which was my other major.

Both require at least a Master's before they can be of much use to you.



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31 Jan 2018, 7:34 pm

I am still unsure exactly what I want to do with my degree. I am looking into technical writing, and proofreading right now. I am trying to keep an open mind, while still trying to find out as much information as I can about what career options are available.

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I was an English major.

With a bachelor's degree in English, you can get jobs that require a bachelor's degree. Nothing else, really. But it does give you an advantage over those who don't have a bachelor's.

The bachelor's in English is certainly not a "terminal" degree.

But neither is Speech Pathology, which was my other major.

Both require at least a Master's before they can be of much use to you.


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31 Jan 2018, 7:39 pm

I know one guy who majored in English who is now a noted singer/songwriter. Another who majored in Journalism who is also a singer/songwriter and has appeared in walk-on parts in some tv series.



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31 Jan 2018, 7:44 pm

I hope she enjoys the work she does.

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My sister was a proofreader. Grading papers without having students


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31 Jan 2018, 10:08 pm

d057 wrote:
I hope she enjoys the work she does.
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My sister was a proofreader. Grading papers without having students

She originally wanted to be an English teacher. Growing up she would check my homework before I could go to bed. She mostly checks transcripts from court reporters (trials and other legal meetings). She likes it because it is full of drama.


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01 Feb 2018, 9:48 pm

Sounds like a great career!

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d057 wrote:
I hope she enjoys the work she does.
Mudboy wrote:
My sister was a proofreader. Grading papers without having students

She originally wanted to be an English teacher. Growing up she would check my homework before I could go to bed. She mostly checks transcripts from court reporters (trials and other legal meetings). She likes it because it is full of drama.


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01 Feb 2018, 9:50 pm

Yes, an example of that fact many workplaces require technical writers to have at least some amount of knowledge about what the company specifically specifies in.

kraftiekortie wrote:
I was an English major.

With a bachelor's degree in English, you can get jobs that require a bachelor's degree. Nothing else, really. But it does give you an advantage over those who don't have a bachelor's.

The bachelor's in English is certainly not a "terminal" degree.

But neither is Speech Pathology, which was my other major.

Both require at least a Master's before they can be of much use to you.


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02 Feb 2018, 11:25 am

What is this?

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_generals_and_brigadiers


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02 Feb 2018, 2:37 pm

I'm still pursuing my Bachelor degree in English with wanting a career in either journalism or in film as a writer.


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I'm still pursuing my Bachelor degree in English with wanting a career in either journalism or in film as a writer.


Best wishes to you!


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02 Feb 2018, 3:19 pm

d057 wrote:
AnonymousAnonymous wrote:
I'm still pursuing my Bachelor degree in English with wanting a career in either journalism or in film as a writer.


Best wishes to you!


Thanks! I have been trying to finish two screenplays if you want to read them. :)


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