Career Information

General Information:

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. 

Career Possibilities:

  • 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

Colorado Statistics:

  • 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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