English Majors are the Hot New Hires

English Majors are the Hot New Hires

Attention English Majors and Minors! Are you curious about your future after graduation? Many prominent media outlets recently reported about the benefits of graduating with a degree in English. Read below and visit the links to learn more about how your English major will help you stand out in the crowded job market.

According to the Wall Street Journal, recent studies show that employers are newly hot on the trail of hires with liberal arts and humanities degrees.

Popular belief might tell you that you cannot become financially successful with an English degree; however, Forbes magazine strongly disagrees in this article that highlights jobs for English majors that pay at least $60,000.

Computer tech companies lead the job growth market and Business Insider reports that all of the best technology companies need English majors "because as important as the technology is that powers our lives, businesses also depend on liberal arts-centric communicators to articulate why the technology matters."

Author and USA today business consultant, Steven Strauss explains why English majors are his first hire choices in an article that he wrote for The Huffington Post.

"It's not uncommon for English majors—or anyone majoring in the humanities for that matter—to get a bad rap." But according to this American Express Open Forum article, a wider range of employers are recognizing the value of a liberal arts education. Employers acknowledge the skill set that an English major brings to the table such as communication, writing, and research skills.