Career Options for Someone strong in English?

Career Options for Someone strong in English? Topic: Writing skills in english questions
July 19, 2019 / By Elhanan
Question: I am a freshman in Highschool and we are beginning to plan our "path" through highschool, meaning we are beginning to choose classes that point towards what we may choose as our career. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no clue as to what I want for a career, and it's beginning to become critical that I choose something. School is really beginning to gain momentum from this point on, and I'm very anxious, for I have no idea as to what I specifically want, and therefore am having a hard time planning my "path". My question is this, what are some good careers (or degrees) for someone, such as myself, who is VERY strong in English, and takes an interest in poetry and various types of literature. I hate to brag and seem like a smart-alec, but I really have always been extremely strong in English, managing A's since Kindergarten. (Despite being a Dyslexic, ha!) I have an impenetrable fondness for poetry and song lyrics. Could this allude to me being a lyricist or a poet? I play the piano and guitar, if that helps any. I am a beginner in both these instruments, but I excel. In relation to English and literature, I am very good with languages as I've observed from my Spanish class, even if I have only had less than two months of learning. I take interest in language and wanted to take German, for I admire the language and it is my heritage, but my HS does not offer it. I plan to learn multiple languages throughout my years. If personality traits should affect a career, well then heres a little about me: I am pretty introverted, I don't enjoy large settings of people, and get very anxious when in large groups of people, typically 5-7+. I enjoy friendly debate over a topic of deep cognition, but fear confrontation or argument. I am not confrontational, whatsoever. I am an EXTREMELY independent worker and if given the choice, 97% of the time will choose to work alone. I am a detail freak, and cannot go without. If the teacher tells us the max amount of pages we can write is, let's say, 3, or gives us 1,000 word limit, my fingers will ache to write more since I feel the need to add in so much detail. I enjoy the outdoors and despise living in the suburban area, I want to live in the country with numerous acres of land. I am one of those girls who caught the "horse-fever" when I was a toddler, and have loved horses, and just about every animal since. I have been told by many adults that I am "politically-minded", though I don't know quite what this means. I want equality, and hate to see someone being mistreated or demeaned. I have a great memory. Some say my memory is photographic, but I don't recognize it, should this be true. Thankyou for your help! It is greatly appreciated! Quick Note: I am proficient with math, though not advance, nor basic. I struggle a little, for this is not my area of strength, but I am a hard worker and am going to take as many math courses throughout HS as possible in order to improve upon my math skills and stay ahead of the pack. I persevere!
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Cedric Cedric | 2 days ago
my friends mom is just like you and she sits in trials and hearings in court houses and documents what everyone says via microphone. its called a court reporter. you sound like you would be good at it and i dont thunk you would get nervous if you stay focused and you would get used to being in a room with a lot of people because they arent paying any attention to you
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Cedric Originally Answered: For a student having humanities (history, pol sc, psychology infotec and english) what are the career options?
I'm not sure that I would list psychology with the humanities. It's a field that depends on scientific research and a biological perspective on the brain (among other equally valid perspectives) to function. At my college, the psychology professors fought to secure room in the new science building for their department. They like to associate themselves with biology, chemistry, etc. more than with English or history. As far as I see it, you're not likely to work directly within those fields (e.g. be a historian with a history major, or an English teacher with an English degree), but you certainly could--just ask the teachers and professors I've had. However, a strong command of English, the human mind or our past can all impress prospective employers. A degree in the humanities shows that one is skilled at analysis and critical thinking, more great skills for working in life. In other words, having a humanities degree (if that's what you are referring to) won't necessarily launch you directly into a humanities-focused job, but it will give you great skills for working in life. Personally, if I majored in one of the humanities, I would then apply to a graduate school in a more career-specific field. (Like teaching.) Again, though, you certainly don't have to.
Cedric Originally Answered: For a student having humanities (history, pol sc, psychology infotec and english) what are the career options?
I would not say that you will have no trouble finding a job with a degree in business. Business majors are a dime a dozen, and you will have the same difficulty getting a job with a business degree as with a history or English degree if you don't have the experience, qualities and skills an employer wants. And it's probably not a good idea to major in something that bores you. A bachelors degree in almost any subject is not a waste, but the less directly your degree prepares you for a specific job, the more you have to prepare yourself separately by researching careers and building up your CV on the side. A lot of jobs just want to see any degree, but they will want to see relevant experience as well, so you might need to get jobs or internships in industries that interest you. You'll also want to be able to express what you got out of your degree that will help you in your job. The sooner you can figure out what kind of job you eventually want and what's required to get it, the better prepared you'll be when you graduate.

Allystair Allystair
You sound like you should have an ambassador type job. You want to change the world for the better, you are bilingual, and you write well. Also consider something like an auditor or something if you're good at math.
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Allystair Originally Answered: Options for a Career?
To be a professor is going to require more than 4 years of schooling! But you should be able to get some good scholarship help in exchange for teaching the college lab courses, once you get your 1st degree. That's called a "teaching assistantship" and it will keep you poor, but alive and debt-free. Now about a subject. I like your idea of science. Yes, you get to play with cool toys and the grants are easier to get in that area - around 10% to 15% of them actually get approved. Math is the language of science, so the fact that you like math is good. Get good grades now and something will then open up for you later. Here's an odd idea - go for a career in a field you ALMOST like, and then use the one you DO like as a hobby. That will keep you happy and allows you to pick a work field that is more lucrative. And dear, to hurt your feelings, but you do need to work on your writing skills. Good luck!
Allystair Originally Answered: Options for a Career?
I think it is often best to start with the type of career you want and work backwards. If you want to be an instructor at a college, then contact that school and ask what type of qualifications they require to teach those subjects. The best person to contact may be the "Program Director" at that local campus. The Program Director is usually the person that hires the instructors. If you are still exploring career options maybe continue to window shop and talk with multiple schools to find your niche. Also if you are fine with going to school for 4 years, then you can get your general education credits out of the way for the first couple of years and you can explore subjects to find what you really enjoy. You can also check out job boards to find out the demand for the career you are wanting to get into. If you enjoy science the most, try to start off taking any and all science classes that include labs. Hope this helps a little. Cheers!

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