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Greek Language & Literature Major

6 yearly degrees
#363 in popularity
$55,000 median salary

Greek language and literature is a major that typically falls into the Foreign Languages & Linguistics category.

There are 0 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in Greek, 4 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 1 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 1 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Who Is Getting a Greek Degree?

This is a less frequently chosen major. Only 0 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Greek language and literature in 2017. The major attracts more women than men. About 83.3% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of Greek majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 0%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0%
  • White: 100%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0%
  • Other Races: 0%
Greek Language & Literature Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Greek. About 0% of those graduating in 2017 were international students. The most popular countries sending Greek majors to the U.S. are Colombia.

What Will You Learn as a Greek Language & Literature Major?

An O*NET survey asked people with careers related to Greek to rate how important certain subject areas were to their job. The following are some of the results of that survey. Importance was rated on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being most important.

Knowledge Areas for Greek Majors

Greek majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

Important Knowledge Areas for Greek Language & Literature Majors

Skills for Greek Majors

Greek majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

Important Skills for Greek Language & Literature Majors

Abilities for Greek Majors

Some of the most crucial abilities to master while a Greek student include the following:

Important Abilities for Greek Majors

What Can You Do With a Greek Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with Greek:

Careers Related to Greek Language & Literature
Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary

Foreign Language and Literature Professors

11.7%

$67,640

Interpreters and Translators

17.7%

$49,930

Greek Language & Literature Major Salary

Greek majors often go into careers where salaries can range from $55,000 to $79,000. This range includes all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, the typical high school graduate makes between $29,000 and $57,000 a year. The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $44,000 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,000 and $120,000.

Average Salary for a Greek Major  ( 55000 to 79000 )
$0
$200k
Average Salary for High School Graduate  ( 29000 to 57000 )
$0
$200k
Average Salary with Bachelor's Degree  ( 44000 to 99000 )
$0
$200k
Average Salary with Advanced Degree  ( 55000 to 120000 )
$0
$200k

The area of the country you choose to work in will also affect your career and salary prospects. Getting a graduate degree may open up more options with higher salary potential.

Amount of Education Required for Greek Language & Literature Major Jobs

Some careers associated with Greek may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much education do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to Greek have obtained the following education levels.

Education Levels for Careers Associated With Greek Language & Literature
Level of Education Percentage of Workers

Less Than a High School Diploma

0%

High School Diploma or Equivalent

0.5%

Post-Secondary Certificate

0.5%

Some College Courses

0%

Associate's Degree or Equivalent

5.6%

Bachelor's Degree

30.1%

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

0%

Master's Degree

21.7%

Post-Master's Certificate

4.3%

First Professional Degree

0%

Doctoral Degree

37.8%

Post-Doctoral Training

0%

Online Greek Language & Literature Programs

There are 4 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in Greek language and literature, with 0 of them offering at least some courses online.

Online learners must listen or watch video lectures, participate in group chats or forums, submit papers and assignments electronically, take tests, and meet deadlines.

Many learners are drawn to online programs due to the ease of use and flexibility. Students should be warned that those who enroll in online programs can take longer to graduate than average and are more likely to drop out.

Is a Greek Language & Literature Major Worth It?

The median salary for a Greek grad is $55,000 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 42% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $326,600 after 20 years!

Greek language and literature salary compared to typical high school and college graduates over a 20 year period

References

Bureau of Labor Statistics
National Center for Education Statistics
O*NET Online
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