Best paying jobs for Foreign Languages and Literatures

From 2016 to 2026, a significant number of older teachers will reach retirement age. Their retirement will create job openings for new teachers. Many schools report that they have difficulty filling teaching positions for certain subjects, including math, science, English as a second language, and special education.
Job Title 2018 median Pay Education Number of Jobs Job Outlook What they do
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education $60,320 Bachelor's degree 1,018,700 Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Rising student enrollment should increase demand for high school teachers, but employment growth will vary by region. High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.
Interpreters and Translators $49,930 Bachelor's degree 68,200 Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Globalization and large increases in the number of non-English-speaking people in the United States will drive employment growth. Job prospects should be best for those who have professional certification. Interpreters and translators convert information from one language into another language. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language; translators work in written language.