Missouri State University

Modern & Classical Languages (MCL)Department of Modern and Classical Languages

Careers and Outcomes

Careers and Outcomes

  • A language degree can help you land a career in international business, government service (e.g. Peace Corps, CIA, FBI, Immigration and Naturalization, State Department), publishing, translating and teaching in high schools or colleges.
  • The U.S. government is one of the largest employers of people with foreign language skills.
  • You can also work in banking, sales, travel and tourism, police work and journalism; these industries have a high need for people with foreign language training.
  • Recent MSU graduates now work in Europe and Asia; others have gone to graduate, professional or law schools.
  • As the U.S. economy becomes more and more globally focused, demand for employees with your language proficiency will continue to grow.
  • Proficiency in a language also opens the doors to a variety of teaching, tutoring and interpreting opportunities.
  • Aid organizations often need people with language skills in order to better assist the people they serve.

What can I do with a foreign language?