Skip to content

Foreign Language Career Facts

With the rise of globalization, more and more companies are seeking employees able to speak multiple languages. Studying a foreign language at LCC can enhance your marketability for a career in business, government, teaching, translation, media, tourism, law enforcement, health and social work, and many more.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, "interpreters and translators is expected to be the fifth-fastest-growing occupation through 2022. Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 46.1 percent as the occupation adds 29,300 jobs. As the U.S. population continues to become more diverse and as companies become more globalized, more interpretation and translation services will be needed." Members of the U.S. military, for example, are able to increase their monthly salary by up to $1,000 if they are proficient in multiple languages.

Source - retrieved Monday, May 23, 2016 at 4:30pm

Career Opportunities

Besides heightening your understanding of your native tongue, study of a second language can directly enhance your chances of finding success on the following career paths:

International Business
Advertising Sales Agent
Customer Service Representatives
Interpreters and Translators
Sales and Marketing
Import-Export Sector

Government Agencies
Law Enforcement
Foreign Service
Aid Agencies
U.S. Armed Forces
Peace Corps

Elementary and Middle School Teachers
Foreign Language Teachers Post-secondary
Secondary School Teachers
Teacher Assistant

Multimedia Artists and Animators
Film Industry
Publishing Industry
Radio & Television Broadcasting

Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents
Travel Clerks
Travel Agent
Travel Guide

Flight Attendant

Counselors and Social Workers
Community and Social Service Providers
Healthcare Support Worker

Lansing Community College

Communication, Media and the Arts Department
Gannon Bldg, Room 1222
Phone: (517) 483-1546
Additional contact information »