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English 500 Introduction to Graduate Studies in English

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Career Information

Quick Facts: Writers and Authors
2018 Median Pay $62,170 per year
$29.89 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training Long-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2018 123,200
Job Outlook, 2018-28 0% (Little or no change)
Employment Change, 2018-28 -100

 

Quick Facts: Editors
2018 Median Pay $59,480 per year
$28.60 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation Less than 5 years
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2018 118,300
Job Outlook, 2018-28 -3% (Decline)
Employment Change, 2018-28 -3,400

 

Quick Facts: Technical Writers
2018 Median Pay $71,850 per year
$34.54 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation Less than 5 years
On-the-job Training Short-term on-the-job training
Number of Jobs, 2018 55,700
Job Outlook, 2018-28 8% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2018-28 4,700

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 41,320 1.36 (4) $74,330
Junior Colleges 26,230 3.64 (4) $84,760
Other Schools and Instruction 510 0.11 (4) $58,850
Technical and Trade Schools 120 0.09 (4) $59,530
Educational Support Services 40 0.02 (4) $48,650