Please allow me, first of all, to state that NOTHING is a guarantee for a job these days. I know Business Majors and people going in for their Doctorates who are living out of the proverbial cardboard box.
"There are no guaranteed careers for our generation. And since everything is a risk, might as well take a risk doing what you love." - Lizzie Bennet Diaries, 4th Q&A
Now, let me compound that with the following information which might come as a surprise for you.
"A 2009 survey for the Association of American Colleges and Universities actually found that more than three-quarters of our nation’s employers recommend that collegebound students pursue a ‘liberal education.’ An astounding 89 percent said that they were looking for an emphasis on ‘the ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing,’ and almost as many urged the development of better ‘critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills.’ Seventy percent said that they were on the lookout for ‘the ability to innovate and be creative.’ […] A growing number of corporations, including some in highly technical fields, are headed by people with liberal-arts degrees. Plenty of philosophy and physics majors work on Wall Street, and the ability to analyze and compare literature across cultures is a skill linked to many other fields, including law and medicine. […] What seemed a radical idea in business education 10 years or so ago - that critical and creative thinking is as ‘relevant’ as finance or accounting - is now commonplace." - "The New Liberal Arts" by Sanford J. Ungar
To summarize what Sanford is saying in his essay, many employers are actually beginning to LOOK for the English majors with a side of Music.
I KNOW! IT SURPRISED ME WHEN I FOUND OUT, TOO!
I’m willing to bet that in five or ten years’ time, the whole “English Majors are useless” shtick will be an outdated platitude and you’ll actually have a better chance at living successfully than the people who told you that.
Now, all of this is somewhat irrelevant information for me, seeing as I’m dead set on becoming a novel writer and don’t plan on joining a technical field, but maybe this information is useful for you in deciding where to go with your life.
Either way, good luck!