Home  »  Getting Your Degree   »   Japanese: Degrees & Jobs for Military and Veterans

Japanese: Degrees & Jobs for Military and Veterans

Follow Your Passion: Pursuing a Degree in Japanese

A degree in Japanese provides students with the components of a well-rounded education. Students will gain knowledge of the Japanese language through conversation, composition, and grammar combined with the study of Japanese culture and history.

A degree in Japanese prepares students for careers in a variety of fields, such as:

  • Arts (Administration and Creative)
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Media
  • Public Policy
  • Politics
  • Research

Earning a degree in Japanese can be found as Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral programs. Associate Degree and Certificate programs that focus on language acquisition can also be found, although less common, yet are a wonderful educational asset to attain.

Associate Degree in Japanese

With an Associate Degree in Japanese, students will immerse themselves in language studies.

This degree is excellent preparation for a wide variety of entry level careers, especially those that serve mixed cultural communities. An Associate Degree in Japanese also prepares students for further educational success should they choose to continue with baccalaureate studies.

Did You Know?

  • Japanese is approximately the 9th most popularly language spoken in the world
  • Japanese is spoken by about 130 million people worldwide
  • Japanese is spoken by 20% of people in Hawaii

Jobs with an Associate Degree in Japanese

Teacher Assistant- Work with a licensed teacher to give students additional attention and instruction. May specialize in specific student populations given area(s) of expertise. Median Annual Salary: $29,000.

Translator- Convert information from one language into another language. Some work for translation and interpretation companies, individual organizations, or private clients. Many translators also work remotely. Median Annual Salary: $52,000.

GI Bill Approved Schools with Japanese Associate Degree Programs

Ready to start your Associate Degree in Japanese? Check out these great programs available at our partner schools.

Pasadena City College

Offers an Associate in Arts in Japanese. View Pasadena City College profile.

Scottsdale Community College

Offers an Associate in Arts, Emphasis in Japanese.  View Scottsdale Community College profile.

Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese

Students who have a passion for Japanese culture and language will thrive in a Bachelor’s Degree program. Students will grow their knowledge and expertise on all things Japanese while cultivating their language, writing, and research skills. Students will acquire the skills to think critically, creatively, and independently.

A Degree in Japanese is interdisciplinary and may include courses such as:

  • Women’s Studies
  • History
  • Literature
  • Culture
  • Popular Culture
  • Humanities
  • Politics
  • Art

Upon graduation, students can choose to enter the workforce and/or pursue further education by earning a graduate degree.

Jobs with a Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese

News Correspondent– Work for newspaper, website, or periodical publishers or in television or radio broadcasting and inform the public about news and events. Specifically, as it relates to and/or impacts international and Japan news. Median Annual Salary: $46,000.

Interpreter- Convert information from one language into another language. Interpreters work in settings such as schools, hospitals, courtrooms, meeting rooms, and conference centers. Some work for translation and interpretation companies, individual organizations, or private clients. Median Annual Salary: $52,000.

Public Relations Specialist- Create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. Median Annual Salary: $63,000.

Customs Broker- Works to ensure client shipments meet the dozens of requirements enforced by US Customs and Border Control. Median Annual Salary: $76,000.

GI Bill Approved Schools with Japanese Associate Degree Programs

Ready to start your Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese? Check out these great programs available at our partner schools.

Roanoke College- Offers Japanese as a major for its Bachelor Degree programs. Roanoke College participates in the Yellow Ribbon program.

University of North Georgia- Offers East Asian Studies as a major and Japanese as a minor for its undergraduate degrees. UNG participates in the Yellow Ribbon program.

University of West Georgia- Offers Asian Studies as a minor for its undergraduate degrees with the opportunity to specialize in Japanese. The University of West Georgia participates in the Yellow Ribbon program.

Master’s Degree in Japanese

A graduate degree in Japanese will help students further build their Japanese communication skills including speaking, reading, and writing.  Students will also further develop their research and critical thinking skills.

A comprehensive Japanese graduate program will encourage students to become active and engaged citizens in a complex global world. A Master’s is a popular choice for those choosing career paths such as research, writing, or teaching.

Jobs with a Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese

Historian- Research, analyze, interpret, and write about the past by studying historical documents and sources. Median Annual Salary: $63,000.

ESL (English as a Second Language) Teacher- Instruct adults in fundamental skills, such as reading and speaking English. They also help students earn their high school equivalency credential. Median Annual Salary: $55,000.

Postsecondary Teacher– Instruct students in Japanese courses beyond the high school level. Median Annual Salary: $80,000.

Public Relations Manager- Direct the creation of materials that will enhance the public image of their employer or client. Median Annual Salary: $118,000.

Doctoral Degree in Japanese

For students seeking the ultimate accolade in postsecondary education, a Doctor of Philosophy in Japanese is available at select universities and colleges. PhD students are poised to become the foremost authority in their field with candidates focusing on their passions and specific area(s) of expertise in Japanese language and culture.

Jobs with a Doctoral Degree in Japanese

Postsecondary Education Administrator- Oversee student services, academics, and faculty research at colleges and universities. Median Annual Salary: $98,000.

Author- Develop written content for various types of media on international topics. Median Annual Salary: $122,000.

*All statistics and calculations from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For more information click here.

 

RELATED:

 

 

About the author

+ posts

Born in SoCal yet raised Tampa, Florida - Leah earned her undergraduate BA in Liberal Studies from the University of Central Florida. Leah earned her MA in the MALAS at San Diego State University, while also completing a graduate teaching certificate in English for Secondary Education. An avid traveler, she has visited more than 60 countries. With the birth of her son Spencer in 2012, Leah embarked on her biggest adventure (yet) as parent and Coast Guard wife.