The studying of world languages enables a student to study a wide array of cultures and people. Professionals in world languages become teachers, translators, interpreters, or language consultants. World languages study can also lead to careers in the State Department, Defense Department, U.S. Information Agency, CIA, National Security Agency, and many other government agencies. Companies in the United States that engage in international business often seek employees with a knowledge of a second language and are educated on that countries culture. Other opportunities exist in such areas as tourism, journalism, library science, computer technology, and a range of related academic, professional, and service fields.
*The above information is pulled
directly from the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of
Labor. For more information, please visit the BLS website.
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