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Online Language Degrees and Careers


There are more than 5,000 languages spoken in the world right now. The necessity of communicating in more than one language is an emerging reality, as business is increasingly done between nations. There are various degrees in language fields -- from linguistics for foreign languages. Language degree programs can provide insight into how language is formed and learned, and how it evolves over time. This kind of training makes an excellent foundation for careers in a wide range of disciplines, from the arts to the sciences, and from business to education.

Education & Career Opportunities in Language

Obviously, a natural career path for those with language degrees is as an interpreter or translator. These language jobs are essential in the courtroom, at conferences, in government, in education, at arts performances, and in the hospitality and tourism industry. These jobs should see much faster than average growth of 22 percent in the 2008-2018 period, mostly due to the globalization of business. Of course, language degrees can lead you down other career paths, including social worker, teacher, airline worker, and public relations specialist.



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