Today, English has become a crucial and essential language for career growth. A boom in outsourcing jobs particularly from USA and Western European countries has increased job opportunities for English language professionals. Many Indian states have accepted English as the second major medium of instruction in schools and colleges after regional language. The scope for English graduates has widened due to the ongoing boom in the Indianeconomy.
Now English language has become a requisite for most of the job sectors in countries like India, Philippines and Singapore. So, the prevalence of English language is increasing day by day such that even in the non English speaking countries, the knowledge of English has become an indispensable factor for all fields.
Certain sectors where English language has become Mandatory:
• Hospitality Industry
• Aviation or Navigation Sector
• BPO Sector
• Research Scholars
• Employees of MNC
• Other Professions
Nature of Work:
An English graduate may start his career as a translator/interpreter in media houses, research institutes, industrial houses and government agencies like Ministry of External Affairs and Embassies of foreign countries. In tour and travel agencies, they can either work independently or as tourist guides. Linguists can either join various jobs in the field of entertainment, public relation, mass communication, BPO\’s and KPO\’s or work as online content writer, technical translators and decoders. Graduates and Post Graduates in English Language can work as teachers in schools, colleges and universities or start private tutorials and coaching institutes for English language.
English teachers can earn Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 20,000 per month or even more depending upon their qualification and experiences. English graduates employed in tour and travel industry can earn Rs. 15,000 to Rs. 20,000 per month but their pay scales vary in media and publishing houses. English language interpreters get Rs. 300 to Rs. 500 per hour whereas English language translators get Rs. 50 to Rs. 100 per page.
So, now English is not just language of the privileged class; it is mandatory for people who prefer a rewarding career.
Minimum qualification required for the Undergraduate course is a pass in 10+2 in any stream. To start a career in English, you need to attain a Bachelor’s Degree in English. The duration of B.A. English Course is three years. Upon completion of this, you can pursue higher studies like Master’s Degree, M.Phil and Ph.D which offers more productive job options. In addition to educational qualification, a keen interest in poems, novels, essays and grammars would be an added advantage.