China’s exponential growth has become one of the most talked-about and important developments of the 21st century. As the country continues to grow both economically and politically stronger, understanding the Chinese language and culture will give students an edge when competing for almost any type of job. The following information about future job opportunities for those proficient in Chinese may be of interest:

  • Working with international businesses or NGOs which require American-trained professionals to oversee emerging market growth
  • Conducting foreign business with the Chinese market
  • Employment with the American government such as in foreign service, security analysis, or interpreting
  • Becoming a private professional translator and/or interpreter
  • Engaging in the travel and tourism industry
  • Teaching English in China while perfecting Chinese language skills
  • Representing American companies who wish to break into China in the coming years
  • Furthering international relations between the United States and China