No matter what career you choose, if you’ve learned a second foreign language you’ll have a real advantage.
There are lots of North Americans who speak language other than English. Nurses, teachers, doctors, psychologists, social workers or police officers may need to speak more than one language to do their jobs well. Bilingual hotel managers or journalists may look much better at promotion time than people who know only English.
Professionals who know other languages are called on to travel and exchange information with people in the United States and other countries throughout their careers. Knowing more than one language enhances opportunities in government, business, law, medicine and health care, teaching technology, the military, communications, industry, social service and marketing. An employer will see you as a bridge to new clients or customers if you know a second language. You are also more likely to win the trust and friendship of people whose languages you know.