<p>There's gossip that a person who knows well more than 4/5 languages has more opportunities than others in the world of careers.</p>
<p>Now, my first thought would be that this also depends on what exactly this person chooses to do. I guess that certain majors and careers may be perceived as a "talent" by a polyglot.</p>
<p>Becoming a translator/interpreter would be the most obvious one.
By knowing many languages, one also knows many cultures, histories, etc.
This may come in handy in careers in the international relations community, NGOs such as UN, etc.</p>
<p>Some insist that also a natural science researcher (my main personal interest) or a brain surgeon who can communicate with people from different nationalities can be "useful".
But don't the latter careers use the language potential only in a vague sense?
Or am I missing something?</p>
<p>What exactly would you consider a well-fit position for a polyglot?
Which paths/careers/majors fully draw from the resource of languages?</p>