Linguistics compares favorably with other humanities and social sciences in preparing students for positions requiring strong communication skills and a solid liberal arts education.  Where it is strongest is in its attention to analysis and problem solving, skills that transfer well to law, management, and graduate work in linguistics, anthropology, philosophy, education, speech pathology, or cognitive science.

The Linguistic Society of America has made a list of companies that have hired linguists/language experts. Anthropology News has published an article on linguists in business.