What Jobs Are Good for Bilinguals?
Here at Akorbi, we believe being bilingual or multilingual is a true gift. It makes you a more well rounded and open minded person. If you’re a gifted linguist you may be wondering what careers you should be pursuing. You might even be concerned that there aren’t that many opportunities for you to use your language skills. However, this could not be farther from the truth. Being bilingual opens up a lot of opportunities for you.
We’ve taken the time to compile a list of some of the career paths you might take if you’ve mastered a second language (or maybe more). Keep in mind that these are just some of the things you can do with your language skills. It would be nearly impossible to list all of the ways you can use your gift!
As a social worker, you would be working with people from diverse backgrounds. It’s important for you to be able to connect with and understand the people that you are trying to help. As someone who will most likely be working with children in crisis situations, it would be helpful to be able to communicate with them effectively. Being understood is a very soothing and comforting thing for a child in the midst of a very strenuous situation.
Being a teacher with bilingual capabilities opens up so many doors. There is always the opportunity to teach the second language you’ve acquired in a school setting. It is a privilege to get to pass on your love of languages to another generation.
There would also be an opportunity for you to go abroad and teach English. Being able to travel broadens your horizons, and you can continue to develop your own language skills as you teach your students.
As a flight attendant, you will come into contact with people from all over the world. Being bilingual will help you communicate with customers who might not be able to speak English very well. It will also help them feel more comfortable while they travel. Traveling can be stressful enough, but traveling and not being understood only adds to the discomfort. Customers will be very thankful for your ability to communicate with them!
Being bilingual in the field of journalism is definitely something that will set you apart from your colleagues. It will also open up a lot of opportunities for you. You’ll have the opportunity to work and live abroad or simply travel frequently to cover stories in countries where you can speak the language.
If none of these other options crossed your mind, we’re sure this did. It’s probably the most commonly thought of career option for bilinguals. Of course, at Akorbi we’re big fans of this option. As a translator, you would be working with clients on translating documents. As an interpreter, you’d be doing a lot more face to face work with clients. Both of these are exciting options that will allow you to work a lot with languages!
Become a Translator or Interpreter for Akorbi
At Akorbi, we’re very proud of our team of translators and interpreters. Our Akorbi translators and interpreters are all native speakers in the language they are working with. We believe this is important because it gives them an intimate knowledge of not only the language but also the surrounding culture. At Akorbi, we know that cultural context is a very important part of interpretation and translation. If you’re bilingual or if you need translation and interpretation services, make sure to contact us at Akorbi to find out more about our services!