“The language industry is regularly cited as one of the fastest-growing sectors of the U.S. economy, on a par with nursing…Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 46 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations” (Bauer, Brian J. 2015. “Translation and Beyond.” NewsNet 55.5)
Foreign Language Study and Your Career
As our world becomes increasingly smaller due to globalization, the ability to speak a second language can greatly enhance your career possibilities. Whether you intend to stay in Michiana or hope one day to work overseas, the knowledge of a second language and culture can help you find a satisfying and fulfilling profession. Below is a list of fields that often seek employees who can speak a foreign language.