German is Key to Your Career

German is Key to Your Career

German is Key to your Career - Goethe-Institut USA Toolkit - © www.colourbox.com
German is Key to your Career - Goethe-Institut USA Toolkit - © www.colourbox.com
Besides the obvious economic strengths of German speaking countries such as the Federal Republic of German, German is a key language for careers in the United States and abroad.

1. A higher salary

Knowledge of German gives you an average salary boost: 4% average income boost over a 2% income boost for knowledge of Spanish (Source).

2. Increasing investment opportunities

German foreign direct investment is very high, having increased six fold since 1990 (Source-PDF)

3. Trading

Germany is a significant trading partner with the US (Source)

4. Direct investment

In cities like Pittsburgh, German Foreign Direct Investment tops all other nations (Source-PDF)

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