The ability to communicate in more than one language opens a wide range of career prospects in many areas of government
service, business, and education, health professions, and industry.
In most career branches, multilingual skills provide a job applicant with increased employment opportunities, more opportunities to travel, and higher salary.
Being multilingual is relevant for every career
As our country becomes increasingly more diverse, people who are multilingual have an distinct advantage in the job market. Career fields that openly seek multilingual candidates include:
ESL Program Coordinators
Nurses, Pharmacists, Therapists
Public Relations Specialists
Police Officers, CIA Agents
These careers have excellent outlooks over the next 10 years. Most of these degree programs can be paired with a language major or minor. Combine that with study abroad opportunities and international internships and you will greatly increase your marketability compared to other job candidates.
Articles on the Importance of Languages in the Job Market
- "Bilingual Skills Offer Job Marketability in an Ever Shrinking Global Marketplace" - PreferredResumes.com
- "Bilingual? You're Valuable!" - Careerbuilder.com
- "Bilingual Staff Big Bonus For Hospitals And Hispanic Patients" - nshp.com
To request an appointment with a languages advisor, email the languages department at firstname.lastname@example.org.