Spanish is one of the most spoken languages in the world. It is spoken as a first language by about 436 million people, or by 527 million including non-native speakers. In the United States, Spanish is the most popular second language. A language of practical utility, great literature and wide applicability Spanish is becoming a necessary skill for dealing with today's world. Four out of five new jobs in the U.S. are created as a result of foreign trade. Global job opportunities offer bi/multi-lingual students more interesting and rewarding lives at home an abroad. A major in Spanish, coupled with a major or minor in another discipline, can open a wide variety of doors for all students. Travel to a foreign country or study abroad in international exchange programs can help to learn more about the culture. Volunteering language skills to community organizations , churches or programs that work with people who speak your target language can also be very beneficial. The Bachelor of Arts degree offers a Spanish major as well as emphases in Elementary, Secondary and Special Education.
- Translator / Interpreter
- Diplomat / Ambassador
- * Social Worker
- * Teacher
- * College Professor
- International Business
- * Librarian
- Travel Agent
- * Archivist
- Art Dealer
- * Training & Development Specialist
*May require additional education or certification
- 2016 Annual median salary for Interpreter and Translators is $56,180; employment is expected to grow 68% by 2024.
- 2016 Annual median salary for Social Workers is $51,380; employment is expected to grow 37% by 2024.
- 2016 Annual median salary for Training & Development Specialists is $65,470; employment is expected to grow 27% by 2024.
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