Linguists

Linguists study the components and structure of the world's various languages, the relationships among them, and their effects on the societies that speak them. They teach, conduct research projects, and offer interpretation and translation services.


Quick Facts
Duties Study the components and structure of the world's various languages, the relationships among them, and their effects on the societies that speak them
Alternate Title(s) Etymologists, Philologists, Scientific Linguists
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • History
Experience Student teaching
Skills
  • Foreign Language
  • Public Speaking
  • Research
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Problem-Solving
  • Social
Licensure/Certification None
Special Requirements None
Career Ladder
  • College Professor or Supervisor
  • Linguist
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant

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