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English/Humanities/Liberal Arts

ENGLISH/
HUMANITIES/
LIBERAL ARTS

Careers in this pathway are related to teaching, law, public service, editing, journalism, and public relations.

If you want to hone your critical thinking, communication skills and develop advanced reading and writing skills, then this is a good career path for you. For many careers in this area, a four-year degree is required.

Job Outlook*

Liberal arts students’ employment and earnings have increased over time. More liberal arts graduates are reporting employment that relates to their degree. And more recently salary offers have risen for many liberal arts graduates.

Those who study liberal arts can pursue a range of careers. Employers also look for a strong work ethic, teamwork, initiative, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving and analytical abilities. These are the very kinds of abilities honed by coursework in the humanities and social sciences.

Salary Range
(Michigan)

General Operations Manager
$39,960 - $208,000

Reporter
$21,850 - $86,960

Statistical Assistant
$34,630 - $62,200

Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program, a semi-annual survey that provides wage and employment statistics for the nation, each state, and sub-state regions.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition.