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4 years
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Foreign Language Studies Requirements

A foreign language studies degree gives the student a greater appreciation of the history and culture surrounding the particular language studied, and, by extension, of all cultures - including their own. Graduates find rewarding employment in fields such as consulting, translating/interpreting, or teaching.

Courses in foreign languages degree programs can include: Applied Phonetics; Civilization and Cultural History; Conversation and Composition; Linguistics; Literature; and Reading Skills.

Foreign Language Studies Careers

The career trajectory of people with a Foreign Language Studies degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Foreign Language Studies degrees have experience in is Translator, followed by Teacher, Journalist, Editor, Education Administrator, Disaster Recovery Specialist, Receptionist, Executive Assistant, Administrative Assistant, and Intelligence Analyst.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Translator 7.0% 0.4% 19.4×
Teacher 7.8% 3.0% 2.6×
Journalist 4.2% 0.6% 7.5×
Editor 7.1% 0.4% 16.2×
Education Administrator 2.0% 0.2% 12.7×
Disaster Recovery Specialist 1.4% 0.0% 181.0×
Receptionist 2.0% 1.1% 1.9×
Executive Assistant 2.0% 0.7% 3.0×
Administrative Assistant 2.9% 1.5% 2.0×
Intelligence Analyst 1.8% 0.1% 12.1×

Foreign Language Studies Salary

Foreign Language Studies graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.

Percentile Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)
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Foreign Language Studies Underemployment

Foreign Language Studies graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.

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