While the employment outlook for linguists has improved over the past decade, it is still not good. There are more qualified linguists than there are jobs for them, and most openings will occur as other linguists retire or leave the field. The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for college and university social sciences professors who will grow about as fast as the average for all careers through 2022, but the field of linguistics is not a high-growth field.  

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