Language Interpretation & Translation

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

782

growing 12.8%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$6,119

declining 5.43%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$30,723

declining 9.64%

Average Wage

$70,950

growing 1.64%

People in Workforce

486,746

growing 3.25%

Average Employee Age

44.2

growing 0.634%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Language Interpretation & Translation degree recipients are Monterey, CA, Durham, NC, and Washington, DC. The locations with a relatively high number of Language Interpretation & Translation degree recipients are Smithfield, NC, Dobson, NC, and Monterey, CA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Language Interpretation & Translation is a < 1 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Language Interpretation & Translation and the types of students that study this field. Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey awards the most degrees in Language Interpretation & Translation in the US, but Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Language Interpretation & Translation.

Tuition costs for Language Interpretation & Translation majors are, on average, $6,119 for in-state public colleges, and $30,723 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Language Interpretation & Translation programs are Public, 2-year institutions (30 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (312 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Language Interpretation & Translation

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Language Interpretation & Translation, is Public, 2-year (312 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,119

Median In-State Public

$30,723

Median Out of State Private

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey has the most Language Interpretation & Translation degree recipients, with 100 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Language Interpretation & Translation programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and Southwest Skill Center-Campus of Estrella Mountain Community College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Language Interpretation & Translation, with 25.8% and 12.6%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Language Interpretation & Translation

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Language & Linguistics graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The industry that employs the most Language & Linguistics majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Household appliances & electrical & electronic goods merchant wholesalers.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$70,950

Average Wage in Workforce

± $2,749

1.64%

1 Year Growth

± 5.41%

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Highest Paying Locations

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Occupations

Most Common

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Language & Linguistics majors are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Lodging managers.

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Occupations by Share

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486,746

2018 Workforce

± 17,101

3.25%

1 Year Growth

± 4.85%

The number of Language & Linguistics graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.25%, from 471,403 in 2017 to 486,746 in 2018.

The largest single share of Language & Linguistics graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (9.3%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Language & Linguistics by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

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486,746

2018 Workforce

± 17,101

3.25%

1 Year Growth

± 4.85%

The number of Language & Linguistics graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.25%, from 471,403 in 2017 to 486,746 in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Language & Linguistics graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Language & Linguistics.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Language & Linguistics majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Language & Linguistics in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Language & Linguistics is 44.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Female employees are more likely to hold Language & Linguistics degrees, and Hispanic or Latino students earn the majority (381) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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44.2

Average Age in 2018

± 0.487 Years

0.634%

1 Year Change

± 1.56%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Language & Linguistics. The most common ages of employees with this major are 30 and 32 years old, which represent 3.29% and 2.99% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Language Interpretation & Translation are < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, Masters Degree, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Language & Linguistics are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (78.4%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    381 degrees awarded

  2. White

    173 degrees awarded

  3. Non-resident Alien

    129 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Language Interpretation & Translation for each race & ethnicity. Hispanic or Latino students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    15 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    11 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    9 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Language Interpretation & Translation. Hispanic or Latino Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Language Interpretation & Translation is from the 2 Digit Course Language & Linguistics.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Mexico

    9,164 degree recipients

  2. Korea

    9,105 degree recipients

  3. China

    6,651 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Belgium

    8.93 times more than expected

  2. Switzerland

    7.28 times more than expected

  3. Bulgaria

    5.68 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Belgium that hold Language & Linguistics degrees (8.93 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (9,164 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Language Interpretation & Translation field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Language Interpretation & Translation majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Language Interpretation & Translation majors need more than the average amount of Active Listening, Writing, and Speaking.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Language Interpretation & Translation majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Active Listening is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Reading Comprehension, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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