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Careers in Foreign Languages

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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


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