Are there jobs available for Linguistics majors?
I've been passionate about language for the majority of my life, and I've finally settled on my major. Linguistics with an emphasis in English is my passion, but I assume the jobs are limited since I hadn't heard of this degree before applying to college.
Any #linguistics fanatics care to share their success stories?
We hire a few linguists at Google. But not many, and mostly only computational linguistics. Also mostly only master's/PhD candidates. The other tech companies working on NLP similarly hire some (Amazon, Microsoft, but then also smaller places you'll likely never have heard of). Outside of tech, I dunno. The military or intelligence agencies hire some, though I think a lot of that is focused more on translation and crypto.
My brother has an undergraduate linguistics degree, and there weren't many options. I think your first intuition, that jobs are limited, is correct.
Not impossible, especially if you get some computation and big data processing experience, but probably pretty hard.