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As an English graduate, I asked the same question a few years ago. As Mr. Jafari mentioned below, creative talents are well appreciated in marketing, advertising, law, and teaching.
I've seen many freelance, part-time, and contractual opportunities for web-based blogging companies and magazines looking to liven their publications with new talent. There's also publishing! You may be able to find internships in these areas to help build your experience and portfolio for your future job search.
Personally, I took an interest in the sciences (which has a number of Science Writing opportunities in itself) and am currently applying to medical school. Humanities graduates stand out amongst the crowd of medical school applicants and often do well provided they performed strongly in their science per-requisite courses.
Best of luck to you,
A lot of companies these days can use good writers to help with their marketing efforts. For example, you can contribute new and original content as an author of a blog.
Another option for creative writing majors is to pursue law school. This is a lucrative path but very demanding. Lawyers on average only work in the industry for ten years before switching careers or making so much money they retire because they no longer need to work :).
Academia/teaching is another career path if you're interested in teaching at a university, community college, or K-12.
Anyone else have any ideas to share?
Greeting Card Author
Comic Book Writer
Freelance Short Fiction Writer
Creative Writing Instructor (give your own workshops)
Legacy Writer (write peoples bios and family histories)
Travel Writer (if you travel)
Article Writer (write, submit, repeat)
Video Game Writer (includes storytelling/fiction!)
Personal Poet (write personalized poems for weddings, funerals, childbirths, etc.)
Blogger (dont tell me you dont have a blog yet!)
Creative Writing Consultant
There are several options that you may take with a major in Creative Writing. However, the one type of job that comes to mind most is Advertising, but you could possible write for movies, television, or radio.. You could even work as a technical writer. Just do a search...