Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
If there was any money in etymology, that would be my career.
There are linguists at acting schools. The American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco in particular is very concerned with language and the linguists study the texts with the dramaturgs to find the roots of the words and what that may mean for the plays, then translate this to the actors whom they also help with accents and mouth work. It's a varied, interesting, and cool job I would think. On the down side, you have to work with actors all day long.