CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR LINGUISTICS MAJORS
Linguistics is good preparation for a number of career paths because it develops problem-solving, the ability to find patterns in complicated data, and writing and argumentation skills. These are abilities that can be emphasized when applying for many different kinds of jobs. Law and journalism schools and other professional schools are becoming more and more aware that students with a linguistics degree have strengths in these important areas.
US citizens with a background in linguistics may also find jobs with US government agencies.
Some students choose to continue specializing in linguistics teaching or research. For this, they will typically need to obtain a graduate degree in linguistics.
Other possible careers for linguistics majors that have a close connection to language and linguistics include language teaching, speech pathology/speech and hearing science, language and information technologies (including speech synthesis and recognition, text-content analysis, and machine translation), information and library science, or editing and publishing. Careers in these areas may also require a graduate degree.
EXTERNAL LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION
General job information for linguists
Applied linguistics / Language teaching
Speech & hearing science
Information & library science