Careers in Linguistics

Linguistics majors graduate with 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 you will find many jobs that require the knowledge and the skills your degree program has helped hone.  Please keep in mind that many jobs require additional graduate level study. 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 may be qualified for a wide variety of jobs. Below are links to information that can help you in your job search.

LSA Directory of Linguistics Programs and Departments (graduate schools)

Companies that routinely hire linguists

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) 

Translation and Interpretation (T & I)

The Job Market in Linguistics (2009)