What Can You Do With a Major in German?

German major careers and jobs

What can you do with a major in German? This major prepares graduates to succeed in a variety of careers, including education, international affairs and business. About a third of our graduates pursue further education in law, medical or graduate school.

Jobs for German majors

Job prospects vary by field, but the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 22 percent increase in jobs for interpreters and translators through 2018, much higher than the average for other occupations. You'll find Marquette's German majors working in the following fields:

  • multinational firms
  • international banks
  • foreign service
  • teaching in the United States and abroad
  • translating and interpreting
  • international news agencies
  • airlines

You'll find them in law, medical or graduate school at places such as:

  • Cornell University
  • Florida State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Harvard University
  • Marquette University
  • Michigan State University
  • Northwestern University
  • Temple University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Wisconsin
  • University of Florida