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Iranian & Persian Languages Major

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

Iranian and Persian languages 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 Iranian and Persian, 5 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 2 that offer a master’s degree. There are also at least 2 schools in the nation where you can get your doctorate degree in the field.

Who Is Getting an Iranian & Persian Degree?

This is a less frequently chosen major. Only 0 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Iranian and Persian languages in 2017. This major tends to be male dominated. About 66.7% of recent graduates are men.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of Iranian and Persian majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 0%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 0%
  • White: 83.3%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0%
  • Other Races: 16.7%
Iranian & Persian Languages Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

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

What Will You Learn as an Iranian & Persian Languages Major?

An O*NET survey asked people with careers related to Iranian and Persian 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 Iranian & Persian Majors

Iranian and Persian majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

Important Knowledge Areas for Iranian & Persian Languages Majors

Skills for Iranian & Persian Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to Iranian and Persian:

Important Skills for Iranian & Persian Languages Majors

Abilities for Iranian & Persian Majors

As you progress with your Iranian and Persian degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:

Important Abilities for Iranian and Persian Majors

What Can You Do With an Iranian & Persian Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with Iranian and Persian:

Careers Related to Iranian & Persian Languages
Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary

Foreign Language and Literature Professors



Interpreters and Translators



Iranian & Persian Languages Major Salary

Average salaries range from $55,000 to $79,000 for careers related to Iranian and Persian. 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 an Iranian & Persian Major  ( 55000 to 79000 )
Average Salary for High School Graduate  ( 29000 to 57000 )
Average Salary with Bachelor's Degree  ( 44000 to 99000 )
Average Salary with Advanced Degree  ( 55000 to 120000 )

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 Iranian & Persian Languages Major Jobs

Some careers associated with Iranian and Persian 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 Iranian and Persian have obtained the following education levels.

Education Levels for Careers Associated With Iranian & Persian Languages
Level of Education Percentage of Workers

Less Than a High School Diploma


High School Diploma or Equivalent


Post-Secondary Certificate


Some College Courses


Associate's Degree or Equivalent


Bachelor's Degree


Post-Baccalaureate Certificate


Master's Degree


Post-Master's Certificate


First Professional Degree


Doctoral Degree


Post-Doctoral Training


Online Iranian & Persian Languages Programs

There are 5 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in Iranian and Persian languages, 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 an Iranian & Persian Languages Major Worth It?

The median salary for an Iranian and Persian 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!

Iranian and Persian languages salary compared to typical high school and college graduates over a 20 year period


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