Surabhi Dewra

I need help to make my career after BA in English

Dear Counsellors, I will be really thankful if you could tell me what should I do in life so that I can make a career after BA in english. I need a job , I am ok with any job as long as work environment is good.

by Surabhi Dewra
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RE: I need help to make my career after BA in English

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Hello My Dear Career Aspirant,


Its good to know that you are wanting to have a good work environment and there fore you are ready to do any job based on your BA English qualification. However I would like to tell you that being ready for any job is in a way good and in a way bad. Its good since your attitude is positive and its bad since you are not choosing the job based on your real talent and capabilities and background.

Before I proceed further, I would like to thank you for deciding to approach CareerGuide.com as the right career platform for getting guidance and advice for your career concern. I am sure that the experts here will be able to guide you appropriately.

Career after BA English:

BA in English literature is really a nice field.

Primarily you can get a job in the following fields based on your BA English background:

  • Steno-Typist
  • Receptionist
  • Secretary
  • Tutor
  • Teacher
  • Front Office Desk Job
  • Data Entry Operator
  • BPO Clerk positions
  • Coorindator
  • Administration Clerk / Officer

Post graduation:

I would really recommend that you become a Teacher / Lecturer. Education industry provides good work environment.

For becoming a teacher / lecturer, I would strongly recommend you to do a post graduation in English (M.A. English). Masters degree has a lot of respect and dignity in the teaching / education field.

If you choose teaching as your job, it is recommended to do Bachelor in Education (BEd) which is a mandatory qualification required for teaching in schools and junior colleges.

You can also teach in senior colleges, where you wont require BEd but passing the UGC's NET / SET exams. With this qualification you can become a Lecturer / Professor.

Work environment:

Hoping for a good work environment is good, however it cannot be assured. Whether the work environment is good or bad can only be known when you start working or by talking to the current employees of the organisation, however it is unlikely that they will tell you the real truth.

I would suggest to work on your attitude, personality and skills instead which will make you adapt to any organisation culture and environment.

Apart from job:

apart from job, you can also conduct tuitions for English language for school and college level students in your spare time as a hobby.

All the Best!

RE: I need help to make my career after BA in English

Aparna M Venkatesan
Aparna M Venkatesan
Verified Career Expert
PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist
  • Hosur

Hello


Unorganised Sector

English is an exciting career with varied branches of career. So you should feel energetic for having done your graduation degree in English. With a degree in English, you have the following options to pursue. First let me advice you on the post graduate study and then will start advising you on careers.Post graduate study: You can do MA English, English literature, Journalism, Business and Management, Sociology, Applied psychology, film studies and also may do degrees at a PhD level. Completing the PhD you are eligible to work as a professor of English or other related subjects.

Career options with a BA English:
  • Teaching: You can teach English at school level with a basic Bachelors degree. If you are alternatively a higher degree holder like the MA English, you are eligible to work as a Lecturer and if you hold a PhD in English, you are eligible to work as an English professor.
  • Teach abroad: You can teach English abroad. This is one of the most recognisable career for English graduates in the recent days. People who are English degree holders can teach English for students at non-native English speaking countries for from 6 months to one year.
  • Certified language trainers: You can also claim for some certification if you want to be a language trainer. These certified trainers are in high demand these days and a good example is the IELTS/ TOEFL language trainers. Being a certified trainer, you are eligible to work in such coaching class and train students who are appearing for these English exams.
  • Media: You can get jobs in media like the writer, editor, journalist, columnist, communicator, publisher, copy writer, event manager and also on television and radio.
  • Influencers careers: You can work for influencer careers like advertising, public relations, marketing, retail management and sales.
  • Helping careers: There are many social work careers that require English language skills and as well as helping nature. They are nursing, social work, youth work, not-for-profit, fund raisers and many more.
  • Professional careers: You can also get a professional career through a basic degree in English. For example, if you have done a BA English, then you can pursue Bachelors of law and become a lawyer. You can also study an MBA degree to become a manager or even get specialised in HR to become a HR manager. Recruiters often have a basic degree in English as this is essential for effective communication in business.
  • Information careers: You can seek jobs like a librarian, information officer and many more.

Hope this helps. Good luck.

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