I want to study linguistics at university (it's basically the perfect subject for me), but I'm concerned about the job prospects. I've heard several conflicting sources on this. For example, Which? University says:
"linguists are in demand across the economy, from marketing to IT, so this type of degree has a better than average employment rate. Graduates from language subjects are, not surprisingly, more likely than most others to get jobs working overseas, with Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) a popular option. Linguists are particularly likely to get jobs in marketing, finance, education and in management, but remember – whilst employers say they rate language skills, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills."
Yet I've heard some people say that linguistics has poor job prospects and that you'll end up 'living out of a box' because of it. This has led me to question whether Which? University really knows what it's on about.
Does anyone have any evidence to support/go against what Which? University says?
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- Thread Starter
- 12-02-2017 19:30
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- Clearing and Applications Advisor
- 13-02-2017 08:06
You have already made several threads asking the same question (and received some good answers), I'm not sure what else you want to know. I suggest you speak directly to universities if you want reassurance about employment prospects.