Associate Degree in English


Editorial assistant, $31,000* Secretary, $47,000* Administrative Assistant, $35,000* Office administration, $48,000* Editor, $62,820** Technical writer, $70,290 Author, writer, $69,250

*Average annual salary, 2013, Simply Hired: Riverside County **Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 annual mean wage. Most positions require bachelor’s degree or above.

Career Info

An associate of arts in English degree can lead to teaching and professional positions in traditional and non-traditional settings. It is also the foundation for four-year college studies in English, literature, journalism, communication, film and theater.

Potential Careers

  • Author/writer
  • Editorial assistant
  • Secretary
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Office administration
  • Editor
  • Technical writer

A degree in English can open the door to a position in:

  • The arts
  • Business
  • Education administration
  • Journalism and media
  • Law
  • Publications
  • Teaching