Careers and Related Links

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

Emergency services
911 dispatcher, police officer, firefighter

Government and military
Foreign Service diplomat, intelligence specialist, military linguist

Health care
Doctor, nurse, pharmacist, dentist, medical interpreter, patient advocate

Hospitality and tourism
Tour guide, hotel manager

Justice system
Judge, lawyer, court interpreter, court stenographer

Voice instructor with foreign language expertise, vocal coach



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