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Careers in Applied Linguistics

According to the Linguistic Society of America, linguistics majors acquire a variety of important skills in critical thinking, analytical reasoning, research, and oral and written communication. In addition, they obtain specific knowledge in language structure and meaning, second-language acquisition, socio-linguistics and discourse analysis, and computer-mediated communication. These skills and their applications of making arguments, drawing conclusions, and communicating findings to a wider community are in high demand by employers and lend themselves to a wide variety of potential uses within many professional careers. Some fields that you could enter with a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics include:

  • Speech-recognition technology and software development
  • Communications
  • Forensic Linguistics
  • Military Language Instructor (MLI)
  • Interpreting and Translating
  • Sales and Research in Computer-Mediated Communication
  • Marketing
  • Journalism
  • Language Documentation and Fieldwork
  • Publishing (Technical Writing and Journalism)
  • Advertising
  • Business/Management
  • Corporate Training

Discover more information about degree programs in liberal arts at Ashford University.