As the saying goes: “Quien sabe dos lenguas vale por dos."
(A person who knows two languages is worth double.)
Whether you travel, work in the service sector or international business, or have friends or family in the Spanish-speaking community, Spanish opens doors. When you learn Spanish, you not only learn a language, you also learn about new cultures, civilizations, and diverse ways of perceiving the world.
Careers in Education, Business, and Government
- Speaking Spanish gives a competitive edge to career seekers.
- Work in education as a teacher’s assistant, Spanish language teacher, or bilingual K-12 teacher.
- Work as a tour guide or translator/interpreter or become a journalist, broadcaster, editor, or technical writer.
- Work abroad in diplomatic service, as a foreign service officer, or in international business.
- Broaden your skillset in careers that work with Spanish-speaking communities, like civil service, social work, nursing, and other service-oriented fields.
Transfer Opportunities and Pathways
A Spanish major can be found at many bachelor’s granting institutions. Some universities and colleges may even have similar, but more specified majors to explore, that could align better with your interests. Examples include Spanish Literature, Chicana/o Studies, International Development/Global Studies, International Business, Ethnic Studies, Linguistics, Teacher Education, and many more.