Career opportunities

Almost any career dealing with the history and culture of Europe will bring you into contact with the German language and people. Because it's one of the most widely spoken of all European languages, German is one of the most practical languages to study—whether your future plans include teaching German in a university, studying and practicing international law, working as a translator, or simply travelling to Europe on business.

Here are some possible career options you can pursue with a degree in German (and additional education, depending on the requirements):

  • Professor of German, Philosophy, or History
  • Foreign negotiator or correspondent
  • Lawyer
  • Translator
  • Journalist
  • Language instructor