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Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Students majoring in linguistics learn about many aspects of human language, including sounds, words, sentences, and meaning. They also learn how languages change over time; how language varies from situation to situation, group to group, and place to place; how people use language in context; how to model aspects of language; how people acquire or learn language; and how people process language.
The career trajectory of people with a Linguistics degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Linguistics degrees have experience in is Translator, followed by Teacher, Speech Language Pathologist, Editor, Proofreader, Copywriter, Customs Inspector, Live Sound Engineer, Nanny, and Technical Writer.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Speech Language Pathologist||1.0%||0.1%||9.1×|
|Live Sound Engineer||0.5%||0.0%||15.7×|
Linguistics graduates earn on average $k, putting them in the bottom percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||-|
|Median (average earners)||-|
|75th (top earners)||-|
Linguistics 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.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|We are still collecting information for this degree|