Knowing a second language has never limited an individual's possibilities in the world.
A strong background in foreign language studies can lead to varied, interesting and lucrative career opportunities in fields such as business, government or education. A major in foreign languages can be a stepping stone to language-centered jobs such as interpreter, translator or teacher, as well as a complement for jobs in which foreign language skills are valuable.
Knowing a language other than English is also an asset for a wide range of jobs that do not require any specific major. Foreign language-related careers are interesting and varied, and include the following:
- Foreign Language Teaching
- Business Jobs (Bilingual assistant or international sales representative, for example.)
- Tourism (Hotel chains, airlines, travel agencies.)
- Social Work
- Communications Personnel (Radio/television, journalism, advertising.)
- Library Sciences
- Health Care
- Government Jobs