Career opportunities

Linguistics helps you use both spoken and written language more effectively—an invaluable skill in the workplace.

Wellington Careers and Employment are available to assist with a wide range of queries—from the general exploration of career ideas and career implications of subject choices, to details of specific jobs, employers, or postgraduate courses. Check out their ‘What can I do with my degree' resource for more information.

Recent graduates of Linguistics considered their study to have been fascinating, stimulating and a useful subject that is very much about people. Many graduates of Linguistics become educators in the tertiary or adult education sectors both in New Zealand and overseas.

Graduates have found work in a number of government departments where information and communication specialists are required. A degree in Linguistics is an excellent basis for many careers in which accomplished written and verbal communication are required, such as:

  • compiling
  • writing
  • editing, and
  • publishing dictionaries.

Read about the experience of some of our students and graduates.