Hiram College

What Careers Can You Pursue with a Creative Writing Major?

Graduates may seek work as a writer on a self-employed freelance basis or may look for opportunities with a variety of employers. After Hiram, former creative writing majors have pursued careers from business to academia, including:

  • Marketing assistant
  • Technical writer
  • Editorial assistant
  • Copywriter
  • Professor or teacher
  • Lawyer
  • Video game designer/writer
  • Advertising copywriter
  • Journalist
  • Social media manager
  • Editorial assistant
  • Writer
  • Public relations officer
  • Educator

To further focus their degree and career path, creative writing majors can pair their degree with any Hiram minor, or choose a second major. Past pairings including accounting, biology, computer science, history, political science, psychology, philosophy, and religious studies.

A creative writing degree offers students an outlet for energizing thought and powerful expression.

Hiram College creative writing students are impressively prepared for a variety of rewarding careers. Employers in multiple fields value the close reading, analysis, research, and writing skills that you will develop in the Hiram College English Department. A 2004 survey of 120 large American corporations revealed that “writing is a ‘threshold skill’ for salaried employment and promotion.”*

Two-thirds of salaried employees must regularly write as part of their jobs, yet corporations in the survey complained that workers, particularly recent college graduates, were astoundingly unprepared for the writing they were required to do. Clearly the ability to read, write, and communicate effectively are part of a Hiram “education that works.”

Many of our graduates attend graduate school immediately after finishing their Hiram studies. Creative writing graduates thrive at graduate school and have been accepted to many prestigious institutions including:

  • Bowling Green State University
  • Chatham University
  • Eden Theological Seminary
  • Emerson College
  • Emory University
  • Florida State University
  • Hollins University
  • Iowa State University
  • Kent State University
  • Ohio University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Pittsburgh