An undergraduate German degree is considered among the top ten "most useful" college majors. Combine that German degree with another bachelor's degree or minor and enter the workforce with a unique career advantage. And here is another reason a German degree adds value to your resume - Germany is one of the most highly developed industrial nations and employers need employees who can easily build business relationships in their native tongue.
Earning a foreign language degree means more salary potential
In a 2014 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), results showed that those who earned a degree in a foreign language and literature were the top-paid among their graduating class of other liberal arts bachelor's degree earners. Foreign language degree majors earned an average $46,900 as their starting salary - compared to $40,000 for the other liberal arts majors.
Here are a few sample career paths for German graduates:
- Interpreters and translators (see job prospect information based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- Tourism industry
- International business and commerce
- International policy
- Public relations
- Historian or museum curator