Linguistics

MARKETABLE SKILLS:

Analyzing
Anticipate problems
Assessing
Composing
Critiquing
Decision making
Diagnosing
Editing
Enlightening/Guiding
Explaining concepts
Expressing self 
Helping 
Informing
Interviewing
Leading discussions
Making fine verbal distinction

Problem solving 
Proofreading
Quick thinking 
Reading
Reporting accurately
Researching
Reviewing 
Screening
Selecting and training
Summarizing
Surveying
Systematizing/organizing material
Teaching, explaining 
Translating
Trouble-shooting
Writing

SKILLS:

Ability to trace problems to their sources
Adapting programs and products to the clientele/audience cultural background
Analyzing communication situations
Analyzing community needs 
Analyzing manpower requirements
Analyzing written materials on a variety of subjects
Clarifying problems/situations
Consider cultural preferences in planning and design
Defining cause and effect
Grasping subtleties of meaning in and between multiple languages
Identifying significant facts
Interviewing/ interacting with people who are culturally diverse
Love of language, nuances
Organizing/classifying
Recognizing elements, relationships, structures and organizing principles 
Reviewing/evaluating large amounts of material and extracting essence
Selecting appropriate idioms to exchange ideas across language barriers
Separate "wheat from chaff"
Using correct grammar, punctuation, spelling and sentence structure while identifying errors.
Writing, speech, with humor, vividly

POTENTIAL CAREERS:

Advertising Account Exec.
Affirmative Action Officer
Announcer (radio, TV)
Anthropologist
Art Historian
Attorney 
Biographer
Booking agent
Buyer/Buyer Assistant
Case worker
Claims Examiner
Community organization worker
Community relations and serv. advisor
Copy Writer
Corporate Trainer
Critic
Customs inspector
Customer Relations Rep.
Editor/Editorial Assistant
Editor, Foreign news
Education Director
Employment Interviewer
ESL/EFL Teacher 
Financial Planner Consulting
Flight attendant
Foreign:

  • Attendant
  • Correspondent Interpreter
  • Exch. program director
  • Export marketer/translator
  • Information officer
  • Language Teacher
  • Language Translator
  • Service Officer
  • Student Advisor 
  • Travel escort officer

Government Agency Administrator
Historian
Human Resource Specialist
Immigration inspector 
Importer/exporter
Insurance underwriter

Intelligence specialist
International broadcaster
Interpreter:

  • Conference
  • Court
  • Escort

Interviewer and claims adjuster
International Trade economist
International Relations spec.
Journalist
Language researcher
Legislative assistant
Librarian
Linguistic scientist
Lobbyist
Manager:

  • Business
  • Campaign
  • Industrial development
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Road
  • World Trade

Market Research Analyst
Media Buyer
Newswriter/foreign languages
Non-Profit Administrator
Passenger Service Representative Performer
Professor
Public Relations Specialist
Researcher
Sales Representative
Special agent/FBI
Speech Writer
Teacher/second language
Television Producer
Training instructor
Translator
Travel Agent 
Travel Guide
Urban/Community Planner
Volunteer Coordinator
Writer/technical publications

WORK ENVIRONMENTS:

Advertising Dept. and Agencies 
Agencies of International Development
Air, bus, and rail lines
Airports
Banks/savings and commercial
Chambers of Commerce
Civil Service Commission
Commerce Department
Community Arts Centers
Community Service Organizations
Consulting Firms
Consumer Affairs Office
Education Departments
Entertainment/Theatre
Federal Communications
Federal Trade Commission 
Foreign Service Department
Foundations
Government Agencies 
Healthcare Facilities
Hospitality Organizations
Hotel chains

Human Service Agencies
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Import/export Companies
Insurance Companies
Investment Firms
Libraries 
Manufacturing 
Marketing Firms
News Bureaus
Peace Corps
Public Relations Firms
Public Service Organizations
Publishing/Media 
Research Organizations
Sales Organizations
Schools Colleges/Universities 
Telecommunications Firms 
Travel Agencies/Brokers
United Nations 
Vista 
Visitors and Convention Bureaus

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology
American Association for Applied Linguistics (job listing, fellowships)
American Association of Language Specialists
American Cryptogram Association 
American Dialect Society
American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation (scholarships)
American Society of Geolinguistics 
American Speech Language Hearing Association (job listings)
American Translators Association (links to companies, certificate programs)
Association for Computational Linguistics
Audio Engineering Society (job listing for members)
CAL (Center for Applied Linguistics) (jobs, internships)
Computer Assisted Language and Instruction Consortium 
Elvish Linguistic Fellowship 
Institute of General Semantics 
International Association of Applied Linguistics
International Phonetic Association 
International Society of Phonetic Sciences (job listings for professionals)
Linguistic Society of America
Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (directories, certific. programs)
Society for Linguistic Anthropology (job listing, competition)
U.S. Travel Association

JOBSITES:

Escape Artist (jobs overseas)
Jobs in TESL/TEFL and linguistics 
Linguistic List
Multilingual
Teaching Overseas
Companies hiring Linguistic majors:
BBN Technologies (speech technology and other high tech RandD)
Cataphora
CL Research (tools for developing lexical databases)
Comverse (international positions, speech technology for internet)
Cycorp
Delphes
Expedia
IBM
IProbe Multilingual
Language Intelligence
Lingsoft (seeks computation linguistics)
Lionbridge (freelance translators)
LUZ Translation (SF, freelance linguists and translators)
McNeil Tech
Microsoft
Nuance (supplier of speech and imaging solutions. Internships and jobs)
Soliloquy
Transparent
Voice Signal
Voxgen
Wintranslation

OTHER WEBSITES:
Bagette Research Fellowships
Linguistic Jobs (internships, fellowships, jobs )
What is linguistics? (provides numerous links)