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What Can I Do With This English Degree?

High School Teacher1

With the right certification, your bachelor’s in English from University of the Cumberlands can lead you to a career as a High School Teacher. Teachers are needed – a projected 8 percent growth rate for high school teachers by 2030, making an average annual salary of $61,820.

Postsecondary Instructor2

You could take your teaching to the next level – sharing your love for the language to college or university students. With a median annual salary of $79,640, employment of postsecondary teachers is projected to grow 12 percent over the next decade.


Or you could explore positions outside education, perhaps in communications. Your English degree can help you pursue a number of writing, editing and communication careers. The median salary for writers and authors is $69,510 annually.


  • English Teacher
  • Journalism Teacher
  • Associate Professor of English
  • English Instructor
  • Freelance Writer
  • Author
  • Web Content Writer
  • Advertising Copywriter

"8 Percent" Projected Growth Rate for High School Teachers by 2030

1High School Teachers
2Postsecondary Teachers 
3Writers and Authors