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Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages Major

10 yearly degrees
#364 in popularity
$55,000 median salary

Celtic is a major that typically falls into the Foreign Languages & Linguistics category.

There are 2 programs available throughout the country that offer an associate’s degree in Southeast Asian and Pacific, 2 that offer a bachelor’s degree, and 0 that offer a master’s degree.

Who Is Getting a Southeast Asian & Pacific Degree?

This is a less frequently chosen major. Only 0 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Celtic in 2017. This major tends to be male dominated. About 77.8% of recent graduates are men.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of Southeast Asian and Pacific majors is as follows:

  • Asian: 66.7%
  • Black or African American: 11.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 11.1%
  • White: 0%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 0%
  • Other Races: 11.1%
Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages Majors Ethnic Diversity Statistics

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

What Will You Learn as a Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages Major?

An O*NET survey asked people with careers related to Southeast Asian and Pacific 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 Southeast Asian & Pacific Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

Important Knowledge Areas for Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages Majors

Skills for Southeast Asian & Pacific Majors

When studying Southeast Asian and Pacific, you’ll learn many skills that will help you be successful in a wide range of jobs - even those that do not require a degree in the field. The following is a list of some of the most common skills needed for careers associated with this major:

Important Skills for Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages Majors

Abilities for Southeast Asian & Pacific Majors

Southeast Asian and Pacific majors often go into careers where the following abilities are vital:

Important Abilities for Southeast Asian and Pacific Majors

What Can You Do With a Southeast Asian & Pacific Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with Southeast Asian and Pacific:

Careers Related to Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages
Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary

Foreign Language and Literature Professors

11.7%

$67,640

Interpreters and Translators

17.7%

$49,930

Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages Major Salary

Southeast Asian and Pacific 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 Southeast Asian & Pacific 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 Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages Major Jobs

Some careers associated with Southeast Asian and Pacific may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

Find out what the typical degree level is for Southeast Asian and Pacific careers below.

Education Levels for Careers Associated With Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages
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 Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages Programs

There are 2 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in Celtic, 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.

Online learners benefit from being able to watch lectures remotely and complete coursework on their schedule, but they also take longer to graduate than average and are more likely to dropout.

Is a Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages Major Worth It?

The median salary for a Southeast Asian and Pacific 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!

Celtic 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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