Careers for Creative Writing Program Graduates

For majors in English concentrating in creative writing

Common job titles

  • Announcer
  • Broadcast news analyst
  • Editor
  • Public relations and fundraising manager
  • Publicist
  • Reporter or correspondent
  • Technical writer
  • Writer

Job outlook data

Writers and authors held around 137,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of writers and authors is projected to grow 2 percent from 2014 to 2024.

As online publications and services become more widespread, writers with Web and multimedia experience are well-positioned to find employment. Some will find work in the public relations departments of corporations and nonprofit organizations; others will likely find freelance work for newspaper, magazine or journal publishers.

Where can I work with this major?

The largest employers of writers and authors are:

  • Information services
  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Religious, nonprofit, civic and professional organizations
  • Arts, entertainment and recreation
  • Self-employment

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Writers and Authors.

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