WLAC Careers

Careers in Foreign Languages

COMMUNICATIONS

international telephone operators;
foreign news correspondents;
foreign news photographers;
translators of books, articles, and reviews;
advertising for ethnic or foreign markets;
film production and entertainment media;
simultaneous interpreters;
editors for university and other presses


BUSINESS

Receptionists, secretaries, and sales personnel;
personnel managers;
public relations experts;
textbook representatives and salespeople;
business executives;
U.S. representatives for global companies;
international banking and finance;
international engineers;
international lawyers and patent attorneys;
income tax consultants and accountants in ethnic communities;
specialists for import/export firms


GOVERNMENT SERVICES

Peace Corps workers, VISTA volunteers;
diplomatic corps;
court interpreters, U.S. translators and interpreters;
bilingual staff in Federal Agencies (e.g. Social Security, Red Cross, etc.);
U.S. Postal Service;
U.S. Customs agents;
U.S. Naturalization Service agents


SOCIAL SERVICES

nursing in ethnic communities;
law enforcement officers;
public assistance interviewers;
health services;
fire fighters;
multilingual defense attorneys


EDUCATION

textbook authors or editors;
elementary teachers for bilingual programs;
high school and special teachers for bilingual educational programs;
educators in special commercial schools (e.g. Berlitz);
university comparative literature departments;
university foreign language departments;
university linguistics departments;
university schools of education;
university teaching of English as a Second Language;
university foreign study offices;
overseas teaching for private corporations and diplomats’ families


SCIENCE

scientific research and translating;
technical liaison for U.S. businesses operating in a foreign country;
archaeology;
museum studies;
nursing and medicine in ethnic communities;
hospital management;
studying or practicing medicine overseas


INFORMATION SERVICES

translators of foreign publications in private and public libraries;
classifiers of foreign documents;
research librarians, library acquisition specialists


TRAVEL SERVICES

hotel and resort staff and management;
restaurant staff and management;
travel agents;
airline flight attendants;
airport personnel;
foreign travel advisors;
tourist guides


INTERESTING LINKS AND ARTICLES

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