Careers in English

English Chair, Tony Szczesiul  presents author, Stephen King  with a t-shirt after speaking to UMass Lowell English students.

Majoring in English gives you a huge range of career options. As an English major, you will acquire skills in writing, critical thinking, research, and analysis that are highly marketable in the workforce. Many English majors become teachers, journalists, business and technical writers, actors, librarians, or lawyers, while others work in print or web publishing and many other fields.

Visit the UMass Lowell Career Services and Cooperative Education Center and click on "What can I do with this major?" for an extensive list of career options for English majors.

Check out the Occupational Outlook Handbook on the Bureau of Labor Statistics website for information on job opportunities.

Take advantage of internships, practica, and experiential learning through the English Department. Learn more on our English Internships page.