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.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Computational Linguists, Etymologists, Philologists, Scientific Linguists
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
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist in all regions
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • English
  • Foreign Language
  • Social Studies
Experience Student teaching
Personality Traits
  • Curious
  • Problem-Solving
  • Social
Skills
  • Foreign Language
  • Research
  • Writing
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • College Professor or Supervisor
  • Linguist
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant