Learning a language can expand your career opportunities by preparing you to work in a variety of environments. Language skills and cultural sensitivity are quickly becoming vital assets to a growing number of careers as the need for multilingual employees increases. For example, you may want to major in a particular foreign language and become certified to teach. This would enable you to take a job either teaching that foreign language, teaching English as a foreign language, or teaching in a bilingual setting. Combining languages with the study of business can help prepare the student for jobs in foreign commerce, including banking, marketing, import-export, purchasing, finance, advertising, consulting, etc. Combining language with law studies could lead to a career in international law.
Included among the numerous professions, in which a knowledge of foreign languages can be helpful, are the following: government service, social work, architecture, engineering, journalism, public relations, library service, archaeology, philosophy, medicine, the travel industry, telecommunications, music, theater, and research scholarship.
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