A foreign language can be a valuable asset for many careers.

Proficiency in a foreign language is a valuable skill in today's global community. Demands for a second language are growing in many areas of business, communications, education, government, sciences and other fields. Just a few of the possibilities are listed below.

Business

  • Business Executives
  • Sales Personnel
  • Personnel Managers
  • Public Relations Experts
  • U.S. Representatives for International Companies
  • International Banking
  • Investment Firms
  • Import/Export Companies
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • International Lawyers and Patent Attorneys
  • Administrative Personnel
  • Fashion Buyers

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Communication

  • International News Correspondents
  • International News Photographers
  • Translators of Books and Articles
  • Advertising for Ethnic or International Markets
  • Film Production
  • Entertainment Media
  • Interpreters
  • Voice of America Writers and Editors
  • International Teletype Operators
  • International Telephone Operators

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Education

  • Elementary Teachers for Bilingual Programs
  • High School and Special Teachers for Bilingual Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • University Comparative Literature Departments
  • University Language Departments
  • University Linguistics Departments
  • University Schools of Education
  • University Teaching English as a Second Language
  • Overseas Teaching for Private Corporations
  • Textbook Authors and Editors

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Government

  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Consumer Affairs Office
  • VISTA
  • Foreign Service Department
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Peace Corps
  • Commerce Department
  • National Archives
  • Agency of International Development
  • Education Department
  • Civil Service Commission
  • Immigration and Naturalization Services
  • Customs
  • Library of Congress
  • Court Interpretation
  • UN Translators and Interpreters
  • CIA, CID and FBI
  • Armed Forces
  • International Cooperation Administration
  • U.S. Information Agency
  • Diplomats
  • Consuls
  • Commercial Attachés

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Librarianship

  • Translators of International Publications in Private and Public Libraries
  • Classifiers of International Documents
  • Employees with USIS Overseas
  • Research Assistants

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Scientific Fields

  • Archaeology
  • Museum Employees
  • Medical Professions in International Communities in the U.S. and/or abroad
  • Hospital Management
  • Scientific Research and Translating
  • Technical Liaison for U.S. Business Operating Internationally
  • Technology

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Social Services

  • Nursing in International Communities
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Welfare Interviewers
  • Health Services
  • Income Tax Consultants
  • Missionary Work
  • Red Cross
  • Social Workers

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Travel Services

  • Travel Agents
  • Flight Attendants and Stewards
  • Airport Personnel
  • International Travel Advisors
  • Tourist Guides
  • U.S. Conference Welcoming Groups
  • Hotel Employees
  • Restaurant Employees

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