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New Mexico State University

What Can I Do With a Major In Foreign Languages?

Foreign language is a branch of the language arts that involves the study of languages other than one’s native tongue.

Areas of Focus

Education, Translating & Interpreting, Government Positions, Business, Industry, and Commerce, Volunteer & Service Occupations, Library & Information Systems, Journalism & Mass Communication, Travel & Tourism

 

Career Titles

U.S. Agency for International Development Officer
Cryptographic Specialist
State Reference Librarian
Legislative Aide
Policy Analyst
Speech Writer/Press Liaison
City, Manager
US Census Bureau Researcher
Publisher Representative
Travel Agent
Intelligence Systems Designer
Market Research Analyst
Overseas Trade Representative
Information Systems Manager
Speech Synthesis Specialist
Technical Writer
Journalist
Salesperson
Bank Administrator
Computer Programmer
Professor
Teacher of English as a Second Language (ESL)
School Psychologist
University Research Scientist
Human Resources Trainee
International Student Advisor
Museum Educational Program Coordinator
Lexicographer
Editor
Marketing Researcher
Speech Pathologist
Caseworker
Protective Services
Physician
Agency Program Manager
Child Development Specialist
Clergy
Advocate (e.g. aging, ethnic groups)
Attorney
Job Counselor
Human Resources Manager
Actor/Actress
Anthropologist
Civil Service Worker
Customs Inspector
FBI/CIA Agent
Flight Attendant
Foreign Service Officer
Hotel Information Clerk
Import/Export Clerk
Maitre d’ (hotel)
Proofreader
Travel Agent
Announcer
Copy Editor
Diplomat
Film Editor
Foreign News Correspondent
Historian
Hotel Manager
Interpreter/Translator
Linguist
Missionary
VISTA/Peace Corps Volunteer

 

Career Related Websites

American Institute for Foreign Study

Modern Language Association of America

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