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Career Questions tagged Linguistics

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Corina C. May 27, 2021 144 views

What non-research careers do you recommend for linguistics majors?

I'm currently studying English and Linguistics and hear a lot about the research aspect of linguistics studies. I am curious how to apply linguistics to careers that involve working with people. teaching linguistics...


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Sarina W. Aug 10, 2018 442 views

Linguistic majors with bachelor's degrees, what struggles did you face once you tried to enter the workforce?

I'm considering pursuing a Linguistics major for my BA. I've read that it's quite hard to get a job unless you also have Computer Science minor/double major paired with Linguistics, which isn't quite my plan, though I'm considering pairing Linguistics with CS if it becomes clear that pursuing...

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Sarina W. Aug 07, 2018 508 views

What's a good major to pursue if you have an AA degree in Health Sciences General Studies and you enjoy subjects involving English/Writing?

By 18, if I work hard enough, I should have an AA degree in Health Sciences General Studies, though now I'm wondering if I still want to pursue a career focused entirely on health. I've always struggled with math, which as I've found is quite involved in this field, making me reconsider my...

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Abbey B. May 18, 2018 997 views

Ways to combine music and linguistics/foreign language?

I love piano; I also love languages, both learning to speak them and also learning about the more analytical/scientific aspect (i.e. linguistics). I wanted to know if there were any jobs that could combine the two? Entrepreneurship perhaps? music linguistics foreign-language...


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Oleksandra K. May 09, 2018 495 views

What kind of jobs can linguistics/Asian languages majors have in government?

I'm interested in Asian languages and linguistics. In U.S., Asian, Russian, and/or Ukrainian governments, what kind of jobs can I expect? Are diplomacy or translation the only options? asian asian-languages asia-pacific asianstudies russia russian Ukraine government japanese chinese...

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Connor H. Apr 29, 2018 377 views

I'm planning on studying Linguistics, and would love to learn new languages while I do so. Is there any language certifications I can get at a State level to put on my CV without having to take a class?

I'd like to learn languages without having to take a class because I can work at my own pace and study what I want in a language at any point in time. However, I feel that having a certification or award would look better on a resume than just self reporting. If you could give me ideas about...

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Lexi L. Apr 27, 2018 324 views

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...

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Ty'Bria H. Apr 24, 2018 508 views

What are some jobs that involve linguistics and journalism?

Well for one right now I am only a sophomore in high school and I'm kinda looking into colleges where I can study these topics. I just don't know if there is a lot that offers that in the work force journalism linguistics...

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Léane M. Apr 10, 2018 356 views

Humanities part time job

Starting September, I'm going to be an international student in the US, so I'm gonna be studying with a F1 visa and this visa only allows me to work outside of campus in my study field, I'm probably going to major in humanities (my preferred subjects are linguistics and film), what part...

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Léane M. Apr 03, 2018 476 views

Study linguistics, then what?

I'm really interested in linguistics, mostly the history of speech and languages, how words became to mean certain things etc. What career options will I have after I graduate in this field? Research?...


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Hannah S. Mar 26, 2018 548 views

Which careers should I look into?

My interests include linguistics, english, writing, editing, and psychology. Additionally, I really enjoy learning new things and researching. I also enjoy explaining things to others and tutoring. Are there any careers out there that might suit these interests? linguistics english...

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Léane M. Mar 19, 2018 416 views

Jobs with a humanities degree

I'm considering majoring in Humanities, but I don't think I'd be a good human resources, I'm not really sure what I'd like to do, but I'm interested in linguistics, and maybe anthropology , are these part of humanity? What courses are part of Humanities...

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Jessica H. Jan 21, 2018 445 views

What is the best way to deal with people misunderstanding your field?

I'm studying Linguistics, and I've seen many businesses post openings for a "linguist" when what they actually want is a translator. Since people often misunderstand the relevance of the work that linguists do, what is a good way to counteract that and find jobs relevant to what I'm actually...

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Karla R. Aug 31, 2017 384 views
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Kyle W. Sep 28, 2017 586 views

What opportunities are there available for those interested in linguistics?

I'm interested in language and literature. What sorts of work could I get involved in? english-literature linguistics language literature...


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Savannah L. Sep 01, 2017 407 views

What can I actually do with my degree?

I plan on majoring in linguistics and whenever I tell someone that I always get "what kind of jobs are there for a linguist?" Honestly, I don't know. So what CAN I do with my degree? What kind of jobs are suited to my studies? linguist linguistics...


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Kelly A. Mar 25, 2017 1492 views

Should my resume be bilingual or monolingual?

I am applying for internships in linguistics, translation and languages-related fields. I live in Montreal, which is a very bilingual city. I am wondering if it is perceived as too much to send my cv in double in order to send it in both French and English. If I should send a single version,...

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Connor H. May 30, 2017 570 views

What are some careers should I research?

My plan right now is go to a junior college for two years, get an AA, then either go to a local (CA) university or state school and take part in an exchange program to France, or directly sign up for university in France. The reason why I am focused on France, is because I really love the...

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Sarah M. Apr 10, 2017 1389 views

How can I get na internship at Google, Apple, or Amazon?

I am interested in learning languages and could take a coding class if necessary. I want to know if the above companies can use someone who is interested in languages and if they have internship opportunities. I can speak Turkish and am working on learning sign language. computer-science...

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Kelly A. Mar 25, 2017 839 views

How does a professional in an office job deal with anxiety attacks or major depressive days?

I am a university student dealing with a General Anxiety Disorder and Major Depression. I have had to take a reduced course load this semester in order to take care of my mental health. I am worried about oversleeping or having panic attacks at work once I graduate and start an entry-level job....

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Terrance J. Aug 27, 2016 1155 views

Just how helpful is a second language really?

Everyone knows about being a translator but this is overrated,plain and old news. What kind of interesting and worth while things are there. business art fashion photography entertainment linguistics martial-arts...


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Manon B. May 23, 2016 790 views

Is the knowledge of foreign languages beneficial in obtaining a higher-paying job, most especially in accounting, and which languages would be most beneficial to know?

I am currently a rising high school senior, and I am still trying to review the best options of study for a successful career. I believe that I may want to study to be an accountant, but I also love foreign languages and working with those people with different cultural and language...

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Krishia A. May 23, 2016 4863 views

What are benefits of having a minor in Linguistics?

I am currently thinking about minoring in Linguistics, and my career goal is to work in the Education field. school college-minor k-12-education...