Cultural Advisers

Cultural advisers, also known as bilingual consultants, work with businesses and organizations to help them communicate effectively with others who are from different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Cultural advisers usually have a specialty such as business management, banking, education, or computer technology. They help bridge both language and cultural barriers in our increasingly global business world.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Bilingual Consultants
Duties Provide translation services; educate professionals and students about cultural differences; in corporate environments, may train workers in safety procedures and worker rights, or research new markets and assist with business negotiations
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Major urban areas, where embassies, corporations, and educational institutions are located
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Foreign Language
  • Speech
Experience A year or two of study abroad plus several years' work experience
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Helpful
  • Social
  • Business Management
  • Foreign Language
  • Interpersonal
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Associate Cultural Adviser
  • Cultural Adviser
  • Senior or Managing Cultural Adviser

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