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Develop your abilities as a reader and interpreter of literature. Understand the role of critical perspective in any analytical situation. Enhance your pleasure in the enjoyment of literature. Improve your abilities as a writer and editor.

English prepares you for a career in teaching, media, and public relations. The Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree at Motlow prepares you for transfer to a university and is a Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTP). TTPs enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then transfer to any Tennessee public university, and several Tennessee private universities, as a junior to complete your bachelor’s degree.

English hones your ability to think critically and write well. It’s a great foundation if you are contemplating law school, politics, medical school, and a host of other graduate or professional programs. Employers want people who can communicate effectively.

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The average annual salary for those with degrees in English is $49,220.

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Career Opportunities with an Advanced Degree 

  • Public Relations ($45-85k/year)
  • Lawyer ($72-93k/year) 
  • Technical Writer ($54-63k/year)
  • Editor ($47-54k/year) • Author ($35-57k/year) 
  • Advertising Manager ($58-65k/year) 

Practical Experience you will Gain 

  • Writing an essay 
  • Thinking critically and logically 
  • Doing in-depth research 
  • Speaking to a group 
  • Reading and understanding global literature

Students who pursue English degrees become versatile employees who can creatively apply their communication skills and critical thinking to jobs in almost every industry. Knowing how to ask the right questions and communicate effectively are important skills that employers value. 

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