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Department of Modern Languages
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Rarick Hall 303
Phone: 785-628-4244
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Careers in Modern Language

With a degree in Modern Language at Fort Hays State University, your career possibilities are endless. Our solid academic program prepares students for all careers, including business, education, and international relations, among many other fields. Our graduates work in small communities and large cities, throughout Kansas and around the country.

Combining your language skills with almost any career you will increase your chances at obtaining better job opportunities. In fact, recent studies indicate that those entering the workforce with second language fluency can expect a 10-15% increase in salary.

Modern Language graduates pursue careers such as:


  • International Relations Consultant
  • Foreign Exchange Trader
  • Publishing Assistant
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Proofreader
  • Importer/Exporter
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • International Account Manager
  • International Banking Officer
  • Bilingual Customer Support


  • Bilingual Educator
  • College Professor


  • National Security Agent
  • Immigration Officer
  • Court Interpreter
  • Cultural Attaché
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • FBI Agent
  • Foreign Diplomat Missionary
  • Foreign Service Officer


  • Cultural Events Coordinator
  • Travel Agent
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Escort/Guide

Other fields

  • Arts
  • Media
  • Entertainment
  • Social Service
  • Communications
  • Scientific


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