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Area of Study: Liberal Arts
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Liberal Arts
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English

English brings ideas to life

College graduates with English degrees possess the communication skills employers covet. Students choosing English as a major typically follow the pathway through the English Program at Austin Community College, then transfer to a four-year university bachelor’s degree program.

Career Information

A major in English is good preparation for entering the workforce and continuing one’s education to the university and graduate-school level. Career areas include law, political science/government, public administration, psychology, business management, counseling, and communication.

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Job Titles & Career Information

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
26.16 Hourly Wage 12803 Currently Employed
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
12803 English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.21 % over the next four years.
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Librarians
28.89 Hourly Wage 870 Currently Employed
Administer libraries and perform related library services. Work in a variety of settings, including public libraries, educational institutions, museums, corporations, government agencies, law firms, non-profit organizations, and healthcare providers. Tasks may include selecting, acquiring, cataloguing, classifying, circulating, and maintaining library materials; and furnishing reference, bibliographical, and readers' advisory services. May perform in-depth, strategic research, and synthesize, analyze, edit, and filter information. May set up or work with databases and information systems to catalogue and access information.
870 Librarians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 8.39 % over the next four years.
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Library Technicians
15.84 Hourly Wage 411 Currently Employed
Assist librarians by helping readers in the use of library catalogs, databases, and indexes to locate books and other materials; and by answering questions that require only brief consultation of standard reference. Compile records; sort and shelve books or other media; remove or repair damaged books or other media; register patrons; and check materials in and out of the circulation process. Replace materials in shelving area (stacks) or files. Includes bookmobile drivers who assist with providing services in mobile libraries.
411 Library Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 12.65 % over the next four years.
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Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers
21.1 Hourly Wage 1319 Currently Employed
Create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics, for publication or performance.
1319 Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.99 % over the next four years.
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Proofreaders and Copy Markers
16.87 Hourly Wage 63 Currently Employed
Read transcript or proof type setup to detect and mark for correction any grammatical, typographical, or compositional errors. Includes proofreaders of Braille.
63 Proofreaders and Copy Markers are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.94 % over the next four years.
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Editors
23.66 Hourly Wage 885 Currently Employed
Plan, coordinate, or edit content of material for publication. May review proposals and drafts for possible publication. Includes technical editors.
885 Editors are employed. This number is expected to increase by 4.97 % over the next four years.
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