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When thinking of the college degrees that lead to the highest-paying jobs, an English major isn't the first that comes to mind. Though there's more to choosing a major than the dollar figure attached to a future job, there's also no denying the importance of having strong employment opportunities tied to your college degree.

Those with liberal arts degrees might have difficulty finding jobs that best suit their skill sets. With this in mind, CareerTrends found 20 jobs perfect for college graduates with degrees in English. Each of these jobs were chosen based on their strong need for writing or communication skills.

For this list, we used the most recent salary data (2015) from the Foreign Labor Certification Data Center. Employment data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and is from 2014, the most recent year available. Occupations are ranked according to their average salary.

#20. Proofreaders

Average salary: $32,247
Employment: 10,500

#19. Legislators

Average salary: $33,679
Employment: 55,020

#18. Reporters and Correspondents

Average salary: $34,401
Employment: 42,280

#17. Event Planners

Average salary: $39,826
Employment: 77,940

#16. Paralegals

Average salary: $41,099
Employment: 272,580

#15. Editors

Average salary: $45,141
Employment: 97,350

#14. Court Reporters

Average salary: $47,446
Employment: 18,330

#13. Copy Writers

Average salary: $48,056
Employment: 43,500

#12. Writers and Authors

Average salary: $48,056
Employment: 43,500

#11. Librarians

Average salary: $48,963
Employment: 133,150

#10. High School Teachers

Average salary: $50,516
Employment: 960,380

#9. Market Research Analysts

Average salary: $50,972
Employment: 468,160

#8. English Professors

Average salary: $56,785
Employment: 76,320

#7. Technical Writers

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Average salary: $58,618
Employment: 48,210

#6. Broadcast News Analysts

Average salary: $68,636
Employment: 4,310

#5. Advertising Managers

Average salary: $81,174
Employment: 29,340

#4. Public Relations Managers

Average salary: $85,800
Employment: 56,920

#3. Human Resources Managers

Average salary: $88,656
Employment: 116,610

#2. Sales Managers

Average salary: $94,703
Employment: 358,920

#1. Marketing Managers

Average salary: $100,087
Employment: 184,490

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