he increasing growth of globalization and diversity is creating in-demand jobs for Spanish majors. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs in interpreting and translating will rise by 29% between 2014 and 2024. If you’re considering earning a Spanish degree, then read on to learn about some potential career choices in this field:
The job outlook for interpreters is fantastic, and this career typically requires a bachelor’s degree and short-term on-the-job training. Career opportunities in this field are growing much faster than the average, meaning that selecting Spanish as a major may promote your long-term job security. Interpreters work in environments like schools, courtrooms, conference centers and hospitals where they interpret another language into Spanish or the reverse.
If you have a love of travel and an interest in journalism, then you might consider a career as a foreign correspondent. These professionals inform the public about current events and news on local, national and international levels. Many foreign correspondents spend time in the field and have a fast-paced work environment where they report for television, radio, websites, newspapers or magazines.
A career as a Spanish educator can be an appealing choice for many students. These professionals work in education as college professors, Spanish instructors and school teachers. Some of the job duties that you may encounter in this field include teaching Spanish language fundamentals, developing a curriculum and grading coursework. Fluency in both verbal and written Spanish and English along with a thorough understanding of grammar and composition are essentials for Spanish educators. Additional training and education may be required.
GCU’s focus is providing students with a quality education that will support their career goals. If you’re interested in Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Spanish degree, then click the green Request More Information button at the top of this page or visit the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
- “Interpreters and Translators.” Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved from: bls.gov/ooh/media-and-communication/interpreters-and-translators.htm
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