Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Romance Languages And Literatures - Careers

Career Information and Further Study

The Department of Education reports that U.S. corporations are beginning to place greater value on second language proficiency and awareness of other cultures in potential employees. Proficiency in another language as well as the research and analytical skills developed through the study of foreign languages and cultures are also assets for individuals who enter a variety of careers.

The following job titles are possible job opportunities for those who have a background in Romance languages. Further training, coursework and/or education may be necessary to obtain these positions:
Ambassador
Announcer (broadcast)
Attorney
Buyer/buyer's assistant
Caseworker
Consulting
Diplomat
Editor/editorial assistant
Employment interviewer or Affirmative Action officer
Financial planner
Foreign correspondent
Foreign language teacher or ESL/EFL teacher
Foreign service officer
Foreign student advisor
Importer-exporter
Journalist
Librarian
Media sales
Passenger service representative
Performer
Professor
Public relations
Sales representative
Translator/interpreter
Travel agent
Travel guide administrative assistant
Tutor
Urban/community planner
Wholesaler

Work Settings Include:
Advertising/communications
Arts management
Banking
Diplomacy
Education
Entertainment/theatre
Government
Human service agencies
Law
Library science
Medicine
Sales and marketing
Science
Social work
Travel and tourism

Post-undergraduate opportunities

Many students who complete the department's undergraduate programs routinely continue their studies in graduate and professional schools with financial support in the form of Fulbright awards, prestigious fellowships, and teaching assistantships.

Last updated: February 22 2022 21:08:39