Employment Resources and Professions Available to Linguistic Anthropology Graduates
Many graduate of linguistic anthropology work in academia where they teach various languages and literacy as well as do research. They can also teach English as a Second Language and travel the world. Outside the school system, graduates can work in museums where they serve as interpreters and work on various educational programs. Others work in government in foreign affairs, courtroom interpretation, immigration, and First Nations affairs.
Linguistic anthropologists can work in journalism and publishing where they tackle issues in translation, do technical writing for businesses, and work on lexicography. Some anthropological linguists also become involved in developing writing systems for unwritten languages, recording oral literature, and consulting with officials on language policy. Other graduates can work in the health sciences and work in speech pathology, audiology, and forensic linguistics. Such people often also have a degree in rehabilitation science. Linguistic anthropologists can also work in computational linguistics, where they work in speech recognition programming, translation, and computer-assisted linguistic analysis.
A degree in linguistic anthropology can also be used for entry to programs such as medicine, rehabilitation therapy, law, business, and social work.
Study and Work in Linguistic Anthropology in Canada