Literature majors can earn high salaries.
From the PayScale 2016-17 College Salary Report:
|Job Title||Percent of Workers with |
English Literature Major
|Corporate Communications Director||14%||$128,000|
|Senior Communications Specialist||8%||$66,800|
Midcareer salaries of liberal arts majors are higher than salaries of people with degrees in vocational fields such as nursing and accounting.
Literature majors are positioned well for careers in other fields
- Humanities majors including English have higher acceptance rates to medical school than social science or natural science majors
- English majors score higher on the GMAT than Business majors
- Two thirds of CEO’s say that the most important skills they look for in college graduates are critical thinking and written communication skills, skills which a Literature major provides