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Using Languages In Your Career

 

Languages are among the top eight skills required across all occupations. From health care and government to finance and sports (and everywhere in between), employers are seeking professionals who can communicate with a wide range of individuals both domestically and abroad. Wondering where to begin? Explore some of the sectors below to learn how language competency can make all the difference.

Translation & Interpretation (T&I)

Translation & Interpretation (T&I)

Translators write, while interpreters speak. And while these professionals may seem invisible, they perform crucial roles in our globalized world—and represent a great career opportunity for people with language skills. Learn More ›

Emergency Response

Emergency Response

When emergency response professionals speak the languages of victims and their families, they are able to provide life-saving services faster, more accurately, and with greater success. Learn More ›

Engineering

Engineering

For those preparing to join the ranks of global engineers designing our future, the command of a second language is an essential building block for career growth. Learn More ›

Health Care

Health Care

Being able to provide care in a patient’s native language prioritizes patient safety, promotes a human connection, enhances efficiency, and decreases liability—all outcomes that employers in this field are seeking. Learn More ›

Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

When officers are able to speak the same language as the individuals they encounter, they enhance communication, promote safety, and prevent dangerous misunderstandings or unnecessarily violent escalations. Learn More ›

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