money to pay bills? If someone has an English degree and loves writing, how are they really supposed to do what they love and make money to keep a roof over their head? Everyone told me to do teaching but I know within myself I'm going to hate it so why bother? My first job was a floating patient service representative at a hospital. Personally it has been a living hell! I'm not much of the type who can deal with crowds of people at once while multi tasking. I had angry and abusive patients in my face while I'm trying to get five other things done. It drove me insane. Before I left college I tried to seek writing jobs but started to feel discouraged as no responses came. The only experience I had was my college newspaper. I have a portfolio of some writing samples from a college newspaper, and I did a Technical writing internship, which I absolutely loved. I tried to secure another internship after college at a newspaper but it did not last because my writing skills didn't seem strong enough. It sucks.