（What industries are these top language jobs from)?
While you can benefit from knowing a foreign language with nearly every industry, here are the main highlights:
Media (journalism) and film
Tourism and travel services, including airlines and hotels
Banks and insurance
Local, state and federal government
International non-profit organizations
Departments of defense and international embassies
Elementary, high schools, universities and colleges
1. Game Translator 游戏翻译
Did you grow up playing Nintendo? Now you can make money playing it. Companies like Nintendo are always looking for in-game translators that can translate from English to Japanese or other languages.
2. Brand Specialist 品牌经理
Recognized as one of the best companies to work for, Google is hiring Brand Specialists that can communicate in foreign markets. In short, brand specialists work with customers to serve the ongoing product improvements of Google.
3. Community Representative 社区代表
Blizzard, who produces well-known video games like WoW and Diablo, is looking for a bilingual Spanish/English speaker to engage with their Latin American player communities. The job includes helping with game development and supporting the company at events, including BlizzCon.
4. Flight Attendant 空乘
Industry: Travel and Tourism
If the idea of getting paid to travel sounds exciting to you, flight attendant maybe something to look into. Depending on which airline you work for, many of these top airlines will look for flight attendants that can speak a foreign language. For example, if an airline frequently flies from the US to Spain, they’re going to prefer someone that can speak Spanish.
5. Lead Coordinator 主任协调员
Industry: International Non-profit Organizations
Non-profit organizations, like Pencils of Promise, are focused on helping developing nations around the world. In many of these nations, English is not the official language. Understanding a foreign language like Spanish will help advance your position in the organization because you have the ability to communicate with the people you’re trying to help.
6. Analyst or Associate 分析师或助理分析师
Industry: International Banking and Finance
Banking is done all around the world, and this involves doing business with people from different cultures and countries globally. Knowing a foreign language can give you an upper hand when it comes to negotiating or deal making.
7. Photographer 摄影师
Industry: Film & Media
Photography is an art that goes beyond languages, but if you want to shoot around the world, you should certainly learn a foreign language. For travel photographers, you can decide to learn the language that you would most like to travel to.
8. Fashion Buyer 时尚买手
Whether it’s Milan, Barcelona, or São Paulo, fashion is a global industry, and you’ll be working with people all around the world, who speak multiple languages. It’s safe to say that Spanish, Italian, or French are great languages to learn if you’re into fashion.
9. Recruiter 招聘官
Industry: Human Resources
As businesses become more global by the day, they’re also looking for employees all around the world. Companies are always building new offices in South America, Europe, and Asia. The recruiter’s role is to be able to communicate with these employees and recruit the best person for the job.
10. Foreign Correspondents 驻外记者
Love telling stories? Do you dream about traveling the world and helping people share their message?
Journalism may be your calling. If you want to find the best stories, you’re going to need to know how to communicate in a language other than English, especially if you want to speak with the locals.
… and back over to you
Are there any top language jobs that we missed? We’d love to hear from you below!