Choose Your Own Career in Linguistics

You double major in linguistics and economics..

Having decided that that which does not kill you makes you stronger, you begin your double major in linguistics and economics. You make the mistake of taking Syntax II, Historical Linguistics, Advanced Topics in Micro-Economics, Theoretical Underpinnings of Economics, and Basket Weaving IIIall in the fall semester of your junior year. While you manage to pull a 3.5 GPA for the semester, you do so without benefit of sleep or having friends. On impulse, you change your major to Basket Weaving.

After another semester of Basket Weaving IV, Decorative Motifs in Historical Basket Weaving, Baskets and Bullets: the History of the Anti-War Basket Weaving Movement, andinexplicablyGeology 101, you suddenly realize you are throwing your life away on this basket bunk. On the other hand, you are well-rested and very popular.

Without enough time to complete your double major and graduate on time, you consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook, draw a few supply/demand-curves, and come to a decision. As much as you’ll miss linguistics, you really do need to complete your econ degree and get a real job.

Complete your econ degree.