How hard would it be to find writing jobs with an English degree?
I would love to work as a technical writer, copy editor, journalist, or whatever--as long as it's related to writing. I would especially love to freelance and complete contracts every day. So, I've been thinking of getting an English BA with an emphasis on creative writing from National University, as the university would accept me and their program looks solid.
However, I'm not sure if employers would frown upon the university name, and it's not that highly ranked, but I am considering transferring to University of Iowa (the best writing program in the states) that holds a name, but it would be x2 more expensive which would put me in debt.
Is it worth the financial investment? If I can't find a job after graduation but could make at least $1,500/month freelance writing and completing contracts with the degree, then it would be worth it for me.