"Just saw the question about majoring in Linguistics. I had the same question going into it, but despite being unsure of the future, I loved it too much to pull myself away. While I’m now pursuing a master’s in speech language pathology (an obviously common path, as you noted) I can say that my degree in Linguistics did get me hired at Google (with offers from some other killer companies as well) straight out of college before I decided to pursue a different path. Though my job wasn’t directly related to linguistics, I definitely capitalized on the analytical, problem solving, and hypothesis testing skills that I learned studying linguistics. Not sure if you want to pass this on, just want to give a a high five to those who love linguistics (or any other field that doesn’t have a clear career path, for that matter) and encourage everyone to find ways to apply their passions in every endeavor. Good luck."