Follow Your Passion: Pursuing a Degree in JapaneseA 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)
- Public Policy
Associate Degree in JapaneseWith 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 ProgramsReady 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 JapaneseStudents 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
- Popular Culture
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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.
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- 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 JapaneseA 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 JapaneseFor 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.
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