16. Foreign language

May 8, 2019

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Median wage early career: $35,000Median wage mid-career: $60,000Unemployment rate: 4.2%Underemployment rate: 46.2%Share with graduate degree: 50.0%

Students who major in a foreign language may become foreign language teachers, translators, or linguists. In addition to below average wages, the unemployment rate of 4.2 percent for foreign language majors is higher than the average unemployment rate for all bachelor-degree holders.