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Online B.S./B.A. in English/Writing: Careers

English/Writing Degree Jobs: Skills Demanded in Every Industry

The online Bachelor’s in English/Writing program from Eastern Oregon University delivers a diverse set of professional skills that are crucial to every industry, creating a variety of possibilities when it comes to narrowing English/Writing degree jobs. After completing courses focused on writing and communication, you’ll graduate prepared to communicate professionally in a variety of workplace settings.

While English/Writing degree jobs include unlimited opportunities, many graduates of this program find success in education, marketing and writing careers. The professional writing field, in particular, is growing faster than the average industry at an annual rate of seven percent. At this pace, thousands of new English/Writing degree jobs will be created for technical writers alone by 2029.

High School Teacher

$62,870/YEAR

High school teachers educate students in specific areas of study to prepare them for college or the workforce after graduation. Their responsibilities include planning lessons, assigning and grading coursework and evaluating the academic progress of each student.2

Technical Writer

$74,650/YEAR

Technical writers express technical information for companies by creating literature such as manuals, instructional guides, articles and more. They help people understand technical information in a way that’s easy to understand.3

Additional English/Writing degree jobs for graduates:

  • Lawyer
  • Postsecondary teacher
  • Author
  • Editor

Get in Touch

We are here to answer any questions you may have. Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-805-5399 or complete the request for information form and we will be in touch.

Program Outcomes: A Competitive Edge for the Career You Want

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

Career Support

Prepare for the role you want with the career support services offered by Eastern Oregon University. As a student and a graduate, you’ll benefit from a variety of services designed to help you stand out among employers and succeed professionally in your field.

Career Services

Eastern Oregon University Career Services offers in-person coaching and online resources to help students broaden their career choices and understand the value of their education in relation to employment. This includes outreach to all students in all academic programs, on and off campus, coupled with outreach to employers, service providers and government agencies.

Career Readiness: Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

EOU Career Services has a robust collection of tutorials available to students, including information on resumes, cover letters, interview skills and soft skills.

Fieldwork/Practicum through EOU’s Career Services

EOU offers diverse fieldwork and practicum opportunities each term that allow students the mechanism to earn college credit tied directly to their current employment.

Handshake

Along with over 1,200 other universities and colleges, EOU is part of the Handshake network that houses jobs, careers and internships around the nation.

Learn more about career support services here.

Sources:

  1. Learn more, earn more: Education leads to higher wages, lower unemployment. May 2020. Retrieved on Jan. 29, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2020/data-on-display/education-pays.htm
  2. High School Teachers. Apr. 9, 2021. Retrieved May 26, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/education-training-and-library/high-school-teachers.htm
  3. Technical Writers. Apr. 9, 2021. Retrieved May 26, 2021, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/technical-writers.htm#tab-1