Career Possibilities

The following is a list of some career possibilities that students in this major might find rewarding. Remember, that your major does not necessarily determine your career. Graduates use their academic majors in a variety of professional fields. The options below can be used as a starting point to explore potential career paths, however, you may also want to investigate more using recommended resources to gain a more comprehensive list of careers. Keep in mind that additional education, training, and experiential education beyond your major may be needed to pursue these possibilities.


  • Imaginative and creative
  • Strong communication skills
  • Persuasive, Self motivated & disciplined
  • Editing & grammatical skills
  • Research
  • Works well under Pressure & can meet deadlines
  • Organized
  • Observant
  • Individually expressive


  • Assistant Copywriter
  • Author
  • Book Critic
  • Columnist
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Editor
  • Fact Checker
  • Greeting Card Writer
  • Humorist
  • Lyricist
  • Medical Writer
  • Playwright
  • Poet
  • Proof Reader
  • Public Relations
  • Publicity Manager
  • Reporter
  • Researcher
  • Screenplay Writer
  • Speechwriter
  • Staff Writer
  • Story Editor
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer


  • Publishing Houses
  • Magazines
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Government Agencies
  • Film Studios
  • Educational Institutions
  • Radio and Television Broadcasting
  • News Agencies
  • Corporations

CAREER INFORMATION AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION LINKS - Center for Communications - Writers Guild of America - Writers Guild of America - East - National Writers union - Magazine Publishers of America - Association of American Publishers  - Association of Authors and Publishers  Writers Market (fee based, with some free resources) - Freelancers Social Network - Public Relations Society of America - Occupational Outlook Handbook 


Career Developmen Center - Select Purchase JobScore to access jobs posted for Purchase students and alumni  - Job and industry information in the media Careers in Public Relations - Jobs/internships in the publishing industry Site for the professional creative marketplace - Site for today’s working writers - Tips and job search - The Write Job - Community of young magazine editors and magazine-editor wannabes.  Career information and job search. - Search thousands of new jobs in writing

Additional Resources Available at the CDC