28 high-paying jobs for English majors

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Training and development specialists

Training and development specialists

Training and development specialists design and conduct training and development programs to improve individual and organizational performance.

Average annual salary: $60,360

English language importance level: 92

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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Copy writers

Copy writers

Copy writers write advertising copy for use by publication or broadcast media to promote sale of goods and services.

Average annual salary: $61,820

English language importance level: 94

Projected growth through 2026: 5% to 9%

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Poets, lyricists, and creative writers

Poets, lyricists, and creative writers

Poets, lyricists, and creative writers create original written works, such as scripts, essays, prose, poetry or song lyrics.

Average annual salary: $61,820

English language importance level: 97

Projected growth through 2026: 5% to 9%

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Broadcast news analysts

Broadcast news analysts

Broadcast news analysts analyze, interpret, and broadcast news received from various sources.

Average annual salary: $62,910

English language importance level: 94

Projected growth through 2026: -1% to 1%

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Instructional coordinators

Instructional coordinators

Instructional coordinators develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses.

Average annual salary: $63,750

English language importance level: 94

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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Postsecondary education teachers

Postsecondary education teachers

Postsecondary education teachers teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language.

Average annual salary: $64,020

English language importance level: 96

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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Postsecondary English language and literature teachers

Postsecondary English language and literature teachers

Postsecondary English language and literature teachers teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature.

Average annual salary: $64,910

English language importance level: 96

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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Postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers

Postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers

Postsecondary foreign language and literature teachers teach languages and literature courses in languages other than English.

Average annual salary: $65,010

English language importance level: 91

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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Postsecondary communications teachers

Postsecondary communications teachers

Postsecondary communications teachers teach courses in communications.

Average annual salary: $66,510

English language importance level: 97

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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Postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers

Postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers

Postsecondary philosophy and religion teachers teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology.

Average annual salary: $69,590

English language importance level: 96

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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Technical writers

Technical writers

Technical writers write technical materials, such as equipment manuals, appendices, or operating instructions.

Average annual salary: $70,930

English language importance level: 95

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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Postsecondary library science teachers

Postsecondary library science teachers

Postsecondary library science teachers teach courses in library science.

Average annual salary: $70,940

English language importance level: 92

Projected growth through 2026: 5% to 9%

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Postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers

Postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers

Postsecondary nursing instructors and teachers demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students.

Average annual salary: $71,260

English language importance level: 91

Projected growth through 2026: 15% or higher

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Postsecondary home economics teachers

Postsecondary home economics teachers

Postsecondary home economics teachers teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management.

Average annual salary: $71,630

English language importance level: 92

Projected growth through 2026: 5% to 9%

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Postsecondary history teachers

Postsecondary history teachers

Postsecondary history teachers teach courses in human history and historiography.

Average annual salary: $72,690

English language importance level: 97

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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Postsecondary sociology teachers

Postsecondary sociology teachers

Postsecondary sociology teachers teach courses in sociology.

Average annual salary: $73,080

English language importance level: 95

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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Postsecondary psychology teachers

Postsecondary psychology teachers

Postsecondary psychology teachers teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling.

Average annual salary: $73,770

English language importance level: 90

Projected growth through 2026: 15% or higher

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Postsecondary environmental science teachers

Postsecondary environmental science teachers

Postsecondary environmental science teachers teach courses in environmental science.

Average annual salary: $76,360

English language importance level: 94

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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Speech-language pathologists

Speech-language pathologists

Speech-language pathologists assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders.

Average annual salary: $76,610

English language importance level: 94

Projected growth through 2026: 15% or higher

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Postsecondary architecture teachers

Postsecondary architecture teachers

Postsecondary architecture teachers teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture and design, and landscape architecture.

Average annual salary: $80,050

English language importance level: 94

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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Postsecondary business teachers

Postsecondary business teachers

Postsecondary business teachers teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research.

Average annual salary: $80,300

English language importance level: 92

Projected growth through 2026: 15% or higher

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Postsecondary political science teachers

Postsecondary political science teachers

Postsecondary political science teachers teach courses in political science, international affairs, and international relations.

Average annual salary: $81,430

English language importance level: 98

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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Postsecondary anthropology and archaeology teachers

Postsecondary anthropology and archaeology teachers

Postsecondary anthropology and archaeology teachers teach courses in anthropology or archaeology.

Average annual salary: $81,580

English language importance level: 96

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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Education administrators, elementary, and secondary school

Education administrators, elementary, and secondary school

Education administrators, elementary, and secondary school plan, direct, or coordinate the academic, administrative, or auxiliary activities of public or private elementary or secondary level schools.

Average annual salary: $94,390

English language importance level: 93

Projected growth through 2026: 5% to 9%

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Neuropsychologists and clinical neuropsychologists

Neuropsychologists and clinical neuropsychologists

Neuropsychologists and clinical neuropsychologists apply theories and principles of neuropsychology to diagnose and treat disorders of higher cerebral functioning.

Average annual salary: $97,740

English language importance level: 90

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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Postsecondary law teachers

Postsecondary law teachers

Postsecondary law teachers teach courses in law.

Average annual salary: $104,910

English language importance level: 97

Projected growth through 2026: 10% to 14%

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General internist

General internist

General internists are physicians who diagnose and provide non-surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems.

Average annual salary: $192,930

English language importance level: 92

Projected growth through 2026: 15% or higher

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Obstetricians and gynecologists

Obstetricians and gynecologists

Obstetricians and gynecologists are physicians who provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and those who diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system.

Average annual salary: Over $208,000

English language importance level: 94

Projected growth through 2026: 15% or higher

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