Careers in Spanish
Bachelor of Arts Degree in
Teaching certification is also available that would lead to a Bachelor of Science in Education with a concentration in Spanish. See College of Education and Applied Science for more information.
What jobs are available?
Advertising, Customer Services, Marketing, Hotel/Restaurant/Catering services, Information technology, Journalism, Military, Missionary work, Multimedia/computer game design, Politics, Health professions/Public health, Public Relations, Publishing, Sales, Social services/Counseling, Volunteer organizations, International business, Media, Criminal justice, Travel & tourism, Diplomacy, Banking and Library Science
Who employs Foreign Language majors?
- International Businesses & Banks
- Embassies and consultants
- Political organizations
- Federal, state, and local governments
- Health services agencies
- Public and private schools
- Professional language schools
- Universities/study abroad programs
- Law Enforcement agencies
- Travel/Hospitality industries
Good skills or traits for Foreign Language majors:
- Communicate well orally and in writing.
- Interest in a foreign culture - literature, arts, politics and traditions.
- Enjoy travel and dealing with people from different cultures.
Special training, degrees or experience I may need:
- Participate in a study abroad, exchange program, or travel privately for exposure to the language and culture.
- Do a complementary minor or double major to give added career choices.
- A teaching certificate (B.S.Ed) or alternative certification will be needed to teach K-12.
- Take related courses in geography, history, international law & world economics
- A Master's is needed to teach at the college level.
- Volunteer with groups serving people who speak your target language.
- Keep up with world affairs and read foreign newspapers, see foreign films.
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