You may be asking the age-old question: “Will I ever find a job if I major in a language?”
The answer is YES! According to CNN, 25,000 jobs are expected to open for interpreters and translators between 2010 and 2020. This is an estimated 42% growth for the language job market!
Studying another language will set you apart in the job market and make you a stronger candidate for certain job positions.
In fact, those who entered the workforce in 2014 with a second language fluency expected a 10 to 15% pay increase.
In 2014, Arvind Chary, who is the managing principal of Atlas Real Estate Partners, was focused on hiring employees who were multilingual when his markets spread to Spanish-speaking populations. He said, "We have been raising more capital from abroad and need employees who can communicate with our foreign investors. I would encourage anyone to learn a second language in order to advance their career opportunities."
What kind of jobs are available for students who study a Modern or Classical language?
- International Relations Specialist
- Teacher or Professor
- Court Interpreter
- Foreign Service Officer
- University Administration
- Careers in social media, film, and entertainment
The options are limitless!