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What Can You Do With A Degree In Linguistics?

LING_lrgYou can do just about anything with a degree in linguistics!

As part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Linguistics is committed to mentoring students as they build the elemental skills that employers want: communications, analysis, problem-solving and resourcefulness.

Danit Trau

An Eye For Detail

Danit Trau (Linguistics, ’11) serves families engaged in a spiritual experience with her analytical skills and eye for detail.    
Crystal Parker

On Track For Success

Crystal Parker (Linguistics, ’12) helps kids and teenagers with behavioral challenges get the skills they need to succeed.    

Here’s just a sampling of other interesting jobs our alumni have landed:

– Accounts manager, HEROweb

– Curriculum development specialist, Owens Valley Career Development

– Senior writer and producer, KRQE-TV

– Tribal linguist, Confederated Tribes of Umatilla Indian Reservation

– Managing editor, Open Road Integrated Media

– English programs supervisor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency

– Assistant manager of career services, American University of Dubai

– Tutor, Open Meadow Learning Center

– Travel consultant, World Travel Partners

– Bible translator and linguist, Wycliffe Bible Translators

– Budget analyst, Oregon Liquor Control Commission

– Community impact administrator, Jewish Federation Council of Greater Los Angeles

– Development manager, Audubon Society

– First grade teacher, International School Board West Africa

– Research assistant, Oregon Health & Science University

– Administrative production associate, Pivot Point International

– Technical support, Symantec Corporation

– Speech language pathologist, Pathways to Communication

– IP imaging assistant, Jones Day

– Instructor, Defense Language Institute


Read more about the linguistics major.

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