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Does anyone have any ideas of possible careers with languages but not teaching or translation, I'm feeling pretty despondent right now.
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Does anyone have any ideas of possible careers with languages but not teaching or translation, I'm feeling pretty despondent right now.
Hey there!

Prospects have a few careers quizzes that may be super helpful to narrow down some possible options if you want to extend your net quite far: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/planner

You can also check out this page which lists some potential jobs for people who have studied languages/linguistics: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...ee/linguistics

Some options from that webpage include:

English as a foreign language teacher
Lexicographer
Marketing executive
Public relations officer
Publishing copy-editor/proofreader
Secondary school teacher
Speech and language therapist
Talent agent
Teaching assistant


Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Academic researcher
Civil Service fast streamer
Digital copywriter
Editorial assistant
Information officer
Public librarian
Social researcher
Translator

I hope this has been helpful
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Very helpful, thanks.
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All the things you can do with any degree, so any generalist grad scheme in e.g. business, media, banking, accounting, the civil service, law, etc. These would not necessarily use the language background however, although depending on the role and which language(s) you have as background you might use them.

Something more language based which isn't exactly "translation" could be working in localisation - this is a reasonably big industry with how many films, TV shows, video games, etc, etc, are made in one country then ported internationally in translation. Often this process involves more than just direct translation but localising things to the cultural context of the target country/language in a way that the same sense is translated but in a way that isn't obscure to them.

Academic research is of course an option as well, potentially.
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Customer Service. Also in police work it could help to know two languages.
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travel agent
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