English » Career Opportunities
Studies in English can take you to varied and dynamic careers. While you may think that studying English pinholes you as an English teacher, you are mistaken. You do not need to look far to see the number of careers and jobs out there that require articulate, knowledgeable and competent graduates, who are able to read, write and speak at an advanced level. You could be involved in fields of Commerce, Education, Law and Politics with potential employers, such as government departments, organisations or NGO’s.
English Language Acquisition
There is likely to be two reasons as to why you would consider a course in English Language Acquisition: (1) you are a foreign speaking student and you wish to learn English to help future studies or job prospects; (2) you are interested in the linguistics of the English language and would like to help teach English as a second language.
English can lead into the following careers
A pilot is the person in charge of flying an aircraft from one destination to another.
Copywriters come up with ideas and write the content for different advertising mediums such as television, film, radio, magazines, CD-ROMs, brochures, websites and newspapers.
Authors write stories, scripts, poems and plays for publication or production, to entertain and inform people.
Sub-editors check magazine, journal or newspaper articles, books, Internet content or other resources and prepare them for publication.
Journalists research and write stories about events and topics of interest.
Reviewers/critics write about and give an opinion on artistic works, books and performances such as, movies, music, stage or television productions.
Teachers of English to speakers of other languages (ESOL teachers) teach people from non-English speaking backgrounds how to speak, read, and write in English.
Secondary school teachers teach one or more curriculum subject areas to students of about 13 to 18 years of age at a secondary school.
Librarians collect, organise and look after library materials, and make them available to library users.
Flying instructors teach people how to fly aeroplanes, helicopters or other aircraft.
Copy editors manage editorial staff and their newspaper or magazine business, direct the preparation of articles, perform the final check of content before it goes to print, and make sure that articles and the entire publication are formatted properly.
Publishing editors manage the selection, design, editing and printing processes for publications such as books, magazines, journals and resource materials.
Technical writers prepare clear, concisely written documentation that communicates technical information to a target audience.
Theatre producers manage the production of theatre performances and the running of theatres.
Linguists study the origin, structure, development and use of human language.