17 Unbelievable Things You Can do with Your English Degree πŸŽ“ ...

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I have an English degree.

Let me give everyone a moment to giggle.

Done?

Awesome!

I get that reaction a lot, but here's the thing – although people like to β€œjoke” that English degrees are worthless, that's actually a short-sighted, rather ignorant point-of-view.

There's a world of opportunity waiting for you when you graduate with an English degree, so it's by no means a waste of education.

It's not for everyone, that's true, but there's so much potential for a truly epic career.

And, yeah, okay.

There's room for lots of jokes, as well.

1. You Can Frame It

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You worked hard for it, after all, so why not stick it in a frame and display it for all to see?

2. Or Use It to Patch up a Hole in Your Wallpaper

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Nah, I'm being tongue-in-cheek – there's no way that my English degree is currently patching the wall.

3. Correct Everyone's Spelling, Grammar, and Punctuation Online Because People Love That

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I'm lying because people actually do not like that at all.

4. You Can Obsessively Pick out Every Typo in Every Book You Read

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I think this is more of a personality quirk, tbh – I may or may not need help.

5. Or Become a Bomb-ass Editor

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Seriously, though, if you find joy in discovering grammar mistakes in books, blogs, closed captioning, or online, you can absolutely parlay that into an amazing career as an editor.2

6. Think about a Career in Publishing, Too

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Most English and literature majors love to read and that love, combined with a flair for editing, is ideal for the publishing industry, whether you start out wading through the slush pile or working as a proofreader.

7. You Can Start Your Own Blog, of Course

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You don't need an English degree to start a blog, naturally, but it definitely doesn't hurt.2

Or Try Your Hand at Journalism
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