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Turkic & Central Asian Languages Major

2 yearly degrees
#368 in popularity
$55,000 median salary

Turkic and Central Asian 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 Turkish and Asian language, 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 Turkish & Asian Language Degree?

This is a less frequently chosen major. Only students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Turkic and Central Asian languages in 2017. This major attracts more men than women. About 100% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial Distribution

At the countrywide level, the racial distribution of Turkish and Asian language majors is as follows:

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

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

What Will You Learn as a Turkic & Central Asian Languages Major?

An O*NET survey asked people with careers related to Turkish and Asian language 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 Turkish & Asian Language Majors

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

Important Knowledge Areas for Turkic & Central Asian Languages Majors

Skills for Turkish & Asian Language Majors

A major in Turkish and Asian language prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:

Important Skills for Turkic & Central Asian Languages Majors

Abilities for Turkish & Asian Language Majors

Turkish and Asian language majors often go into careers where the following abilities are vital:

Important Abilities for Turkish and Asian language Majors

What Can You Do With a Turkish & Asian Language Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with Turkish and Asian language:

Careers Related to Turkic & Central Asian Languages
Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary

Foreign Language and Literature Professors

11.7%

$67,640

Interpreters and Translators

17.7%

$49,930

Turkic & Central Asian Languages Major Salary

Turkish and Asian language 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 Turkish & Asian Language 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 Turkic & Central Asian Languages Major Jobs

Some careers associated with Turkish and Asian language 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.

Find out what the typical degree level is for Turkish and Asian language careers below.

Education Levels for Careers Associated With Turkic & Central Asian 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 Turkic & Central Asian Languages Programs

There are 4 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in Turkic and Central Asian 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.

Getting your degree online is not easy and includes watching and listening to hours of lectures, participating in group charts, submitting papers by the appropriate deadline and taking tests. Some online programs will also feature internships or in-person clinical hours.

Is a Turkic & Central Asian Languages Major Worth It?

The median salary for a Turkish and Asian language 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!

Turkic and Central Asian languages 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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