I am interested in Literature. What are the Career Options in this field?

Literature is a vast and engaging field. But the career path after college can seem somewhat undefined, largely because there’s a lot you can do with a degree in literature ☺

Skills that you obtain when you study literature –

- Being able to write well
- To convey meaning precisely
- To argue and debate
- To read pages of prose and pick out the essential points
- To persuade others of your point of view
- To think and act creatively

These skills will help you in most professions.

Career options that literature aspirants can pursue -


Media can be a good fit for an English literature graduate, as it offers a good way to apply your knowledge of the written language.

Advertising & Marketing

There are multiple avenues to use writing skills from Literature in advertising & marketing job roles. Even PR agencies find literature graduates suitable for their work.


Teaching is another option; from primary education right up to college, the English subject is considered important at all stages.


Publishing is an area that is coming up fast, and those with a literary bent of mind should definitely consider it. You’ll probably start off as a proof-reader, but who knows, you may be editing a best-selling novel in the years to come!

Creative Writing/Technical Writing

Creative writing and even technical writing is yet another option. A career in technical writing does not require a scientific or engineering background, but it does require an excellent command of the English language and the ability to write logically, clearly and accurately.


Translation is yet another area, especially if you’re familiar with another language besides English.

Excerpts from The Teenager Today – Articles by Dr. Vibha Gupta
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