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Employment Options Looking Up For English Majors

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For years we’ve been hearing that to succeed in the “new” economy you had to be trained in math or science with engineering degrees particularly prized. But, according to an article on OpenForum.com, graduates who majored in one of the humanities just might be the new desired employee. I cannot remember ever seeing an article that was bullish on humanities degrees; more often there were stories of people with master’s degrees working as baristas or bookstore clerks.

Why would employers be looking for employees without a technical background? Because they have skillsets not found in engineering majors. OpenForum.com lists the following reasons: communication skills, writing skills, researching skills, critical thinking skills, and empathy. So for all you liberal arts majors, a new job may be just around the corner.

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