People who are multilingual have many exciting career options. Some students combine foreign languages with other majors in anticipation of working with diverse populations. Here is a sampling of careers that require a second language or in which a second language helps professionals do their jobs better.
Contract negotiator, financial adviser, human resources, quality assurance specialist, marketing manager, broker, customer service
University language professor, K-12 language teacher, English-as-a-second-language teacher
911 dispatcher, police officer, firefighter
Government and military
Foreign Service diplomat, intelligence specialist, military linguist
Doctor, nurse, pharmacist, dentist, medical interpreter, patient advocate
Hospitality and tourism
Tour guide, hotel manager
Judge, lawyer, court interpreter, court stenographer
Voice instructor with foreign language expertise, vocal coach
What can I do with my language major?
Foreign languages help you prepare for various careers
Foreign language major careers
Career and professional development
Careers for languages & literatures majors
Modern Languages (including French, German, and Spanish)
What can I do with my foreign language degree?
Careers for Foreign Language Majors