College of Arts, Education, & Sciences World Languages
Careers with a Languages Degree
Our majors are sought after in a range of careers. Like other disciplines in Arts, Educations, and Sciences, a degree in Modern Languages
does not prepare students for one career but provides the skills essential in many
professions. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the need for interpreters and
translators will grow 42% in the next 5 years. In addition, traveling and interpreting
are one of the 15 fastest growing careers for the next 10 years.
Our graduates are currently employed in:
Government—as translators/interpreters both within and outside the U.S.
Finance/banking/marketing---in area banks and in financial service agencies
Education—teaching at the high school and university levels
Libraries and museums
Law enforcement---attorneys, local police forces, and federal agencies
Medicine and health sciences---doctors, occupational/physical therapists, nurses