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Linguistics: Orgs/Careers

Careers and Organizations

What Can I do with this Information?

You may need help finding a job after you complete your degree. Organizations' websites are also a great place to look for topics for papers, since they list the most recent issues in the field.

On this page, you will find:

  • A listing of websites of common Linguistics organizations (left column)
  • Links to the Occupational Outlook Handbook and information about researching careers (right column)

Linguist List

This is a definitive list of web resources for many languages and areas of linguistic study:


Investigating Major Issues in Careers


A good way to find issues in your chosen career is to visit an association or organization website that focuses on your field.  There are professional and trade associations for almost every profession and industry.  Their purpose is to promote the profession, represent the interests of professional practictioners, and answer any queries from the public. 

  1. Go to Occupational Outlook HandbookThe Handbook includes information about your profession, education requirements, earnings, links to information about the job market in each state, and trade association information.
  2. Search for your career.
  3. Note: Scroll to the section on "Sources of Additional Information" to find professional or trade associations.


Finding Information about your chosen Profession


Browsing a Professional or Trade Organization Website


The professional/trade organization website can help you research current issues in your current profession and locate trade publications.

  • Finding Issues - Look for links labeled: News, Publications, Research, Topics, Frequently Asked Questions, and Press Releases.
  • Finding Publications - Look for links labeled: Publications
    • Trade Publications are sometimes provided for free via the association website.  If they are not provided for free, check to see if the library has a subscription.

Professional Organizations

Comic for Professional Organizations

Why Major in Linguistics?

This short article on the uses of a linguistics degree can help you with your career research or job hunt.