Hi, Actually to be completely fair to a creative writing course, I would say that it may be of use in the jobs market. Just not so much in helping you to become a successful novelist etc. I can see three distinct career paths leading from it. The first as I said previously is in teaching English, but if you want to take this path you need to take some hard core Eng Lit papers as well, and then depending on the regs of your country, maybe do a post grad teaching qual. Journalism is also a viable career path, but you'll probably have to do a post grad journalism course as well. But the one that's most likely to give you a solid career is in my view, advertising. If you can write good copy for adds etc, you should be able to get your foot in the door - but you should probably include some marketing papers in your course. As a sort of aside, and I'm not sure how relevant it is, I read a lot of golden age sci fi and it will surprise you how many of the most successful authors from that time were actually newspaper men. Clifford Simak, Samuel Clemens, and more recently Piers Anthony. Similarly HG Wells, JRR Tolkein and CS Lewis were all teachers and professors. And Salman Rushdie, Dorothy Sayers and Joseph Heller were all copywriters first. The point is as Piers Anthony puts it, every novelist needs a source of steady income outside of their writing. (He famously made a deal with his wife to support him when he started writing full time!) An in my view if you head down one of these sorts of career paths, you can keep your hand in writing while also earning an income and working on your books. Cheers, Greg.