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It Pays to be Bilingual

According to the Chicago Tribune (11/25/12,Jason Lee, Tribune Media Services), being bilingual can help you find a job. All things being equal, the bilingual job candidate is worth twice as much in almost any job. "The need for employees with foreign language skills is only expected to grow in the next 10 year." Think of the opportunities! Lee lists nine major areas where a good command of English and a second language can be invaluable: health care, information technology, education, customer service and hospitality, government, finance, social services and law enforcement. Do you agree?