Career Paths

The continuous expansion of international relations makes knowledge of languages and linguistics a critical skill for today’s professional. Students may pursue careers not only in education, research, translating, and interpreting, but also in politics, diplomacy, banking, computer technology, software development, commerce, and journalism to name a few. The demand for multilingual personnel extends to all fields of enterprise and is continuing to grow. For more information, visit Career Services.

Sample Job Titles

  • Bilingual educator
  • Exchange Program Coordinator
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign student advisor
  • International Conference Planner
  • Literary Translator
  • Teacher
  • Tourism Promotion
  • Travel Consultant
  • Travel Writer

See the U.S. Department of Labor Outlook for a complete list.

Useful Skills for Jobs in the Languages and Linguistics Field

  • Understanding of other cultures and people
  • Creativity
  • Ability to organize and memorize detailed information
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in phonetics