What Can You Do with a Linguistics Degree?

Radek, what jobs can you get with a Linguistics Degree? I’m wondering, what can I do with a Linguistics Degree?

You might not find many job openings asking for a “linguistics degree” specifically, but you will find many employers looking for individuals who have completed academically rigorous degree programs, and linguistics fits that bill.

While linguistics might not point toward one specific job title, linguistics majors have aptly gone on to many careers, including: teaching, business, government, public relations, marketing, advertising, and speech technology. There is also a significant trend of linguistics majors finding careers in computer science.

An undergraduate degree in linguistics also prepares you for many different areas of graduate study: law, anthropology, business, communications, neuroscience, speech pathology, and computational linguistics…just to name a few.

Careers you can get with a degree in linguistics include:

  • Editor
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher
  • English / Language Arts Teacher
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Foreign Language Teacher
  • Import / Export Specialist
  • Interpreter
  • Journalist
  • Marketing Professional
  • Sales Manager
  • Salesperson
  • Translator
  • Writer
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