Language teachers instruct students in foreign languages to prepare them for college or the job market. They are mostly employed by secondary schools, which generally require them to hold a bachelor’s and master’s degree in a related field. Job growth is projected to remain steady as the population continues to grow and current language teachers retire. In school districts serving a high proportion of English Second Language (ESL) families, fluency in a third foreign language is highly desirable. Language teachers enjoy meaningful work, high job security after tenure, a wide variety of geographic options and nine-month work schedules.