Careers in Linguistics

Linguistics majors graduate with not only content knowledge on how language works, but they also acquire skills in critical thinking, analytical problem solving, the ability to write clearly and concisely, and strong argumentative skills.  Job seekers may not find many jobs with the title "Linguist," but they will find many jobs that require the knowledge and the skills your degree offers.  Please keep in mind that many jobs require additional graduate level study, and our students have an outstanding record of acceptance to high quality graduate schools.

Depending on your area of concentration in the major and on the minor you have chosen, you are qualified for a large variety of jobs. Below are links to information that can help you in your job search.

Companies that Routinely Hire Linguists

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 

Translation and Interpretation (T & I)

 The Job Market in Linguistics (2009)


Our most popular career path is Click this link to see a list of resourses for TESOL job seekers.