Do you speak a language other than English at home, with family members, or friends?
Do you enjoy language AND graphic design, computers, math, or teaching?
Do you like to read an English or foreign newspaper and enjoy current events?
Do you like crossword puzzles, word “jumbles,” or video games?
Do you like music, art, or math?

If you answered "yes" to several of these questions, then you might want to think about becoming a Language Analyst at the National Security Agency. At NSA you can use your foreign language skills to research, translate, transcribe, report, and analyze material collected for your mission.

Dare to Prepare:

  • Learn to speak and write English well.
  • Surf the Internet and play games in different languages.
  • Spend time with natives who speak the language you are interested in.
  • Take several foreign language classes throughout high school and college.
  • Take a family vacation to a foreign country and explore the culture and its native people.