Top Career Opportunities for English Language and Literature


If you are a student seeking admission to study English Language and Literature, I want to assume you already know the requirements to study English Language and Literature and you have also read through the list of courses under English Language and Literature.

Nevertheless, this information is not enough to make you want to study English Language and Literature. It is will be wise for you to also consider English Language and Literature careers; where can an English Language and Literature graduate work in Nigeria?


Believe me, you are doing the right thing for searching what job opportunities in English Language and Literature because there are so many courses in the University with little or no good job opportunities or a good career choice. Notwithstanding, I’m not ignorant of the fact that you may end up on a different career entirely different from your English Language and Literature degree.


These are the top job opportunities for English Language and Literature graduates:

  • Broadcast Journalist
  • Detective
  • Flight Attendants
  • Interpreter
  • Proof-reader
  • Tour Guide
  • Translator
  • Copywriter – Advertising, PR Agencies
  • Editor/Editorial Assistant – Print, Online Media Etc
  • Information Officer – NGO, Government Agencies, Business Organisations
  • Journalist – Print, Online, Radio, TV Media
  • Lecturer
  • Lexicographer – Printing, Publishing Etc
  • Librarian – Public, Private Libraries
  • Records Manager – Archives, Museums, Publishing
  • Teacher – Primary, Secondary School
  • Writer/Author – Writer, Blogger, Playwriting, Fiction Writing, Poetry, Feature Writing Etc


English Language and Literature have more various job opportunities with diverse subjects, depending upon the specialization and interest of the student. Not satisfied? take a look at English Language and Literature-related courses here

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