Spanish Language Career Opportunities
Possible Careers for Those with a Spanish Degree
- Education: Lubbock Independent School District did not fill 8 positions for bilingual
educators in 2018 for Spanish instruction in Middle Schools
- Bilingual Educator
- College Professor
- International Relations Consultant
- Foreign Exchange Trader
- Publishing Specialist
- Foreign Correspondent
- International Account Manager
- International Banking Officer
- Bilingual customer support
- Depart of Human Resources
- Journalism / Publishing
- Cultural Events Coordinator
- Travel Agent
- Regional, County, and City Welfare Employee
- National Security Agent
- Immigration Officer
- Court Interpreter
- Cultural Attaché
- UNESCO Official
- FBI Agent
- Foreign Diplomat Missionary
- Foreign Service Officer
- Social Worker
Workplace Skills Developed with a Spanish Degree
- Read/write/speak effectively in Spanish; communicate effectively across Spanish-speaking cultures
- Communicate effectively across cultures
- Collaborate with a team to achieve a common goal or solve a common problem
- Listen actively and attentively
- Adapt to rapidly changing circumstances and think on one's feet
- Use social-media savvy in professional context
- Perform technical work in video and audio design
- Switch smoothly between leadership and support roles
- Write in multiple genres for different audiences
- Convey complex content to a diverse audience
- Create materials targeting a particular audience
- Deliver presentations
- Work independently
- Meet deadlines
- Master multiple research methodologies
- Implement feedback from supervisors and peers
Did You Know?
- Spanish is the second most widely spoken native language on Earth after Chinese.
- After Mexico, the United States has more Spanish speakers than any other country.
- There are 21 countries in the world that list Spanish as an official language.
- Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations.
In almost any job where communication skills are important, a second language is an asset. Parts of the country are bilingual in Spanish and English. For many careers, knowledge of Spanish is a necessity.
Because of the many career opportunities available in today's fast-changing job market, Spanish language studies (including a major or a minor) can be structured with your degree plan in law, medicine, sociology, psychology, business, mass communication, agriculture, or other languages.
The TTU Spanish Program
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