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Spanish & Latin American Studies Careers

Open Sesame

Bilingual abilities open doors to a world of opportunities.

Fluency in Spanish has enhanced opportunities for alumni in diverse careers. Success stories range from teaching and medicine to law, social work and corporate sectors. Some pursued advanced education, while others became community leaders. The common thread is the advantage of Spanish fluency, amplifying achievements and opening doors to greater success.

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20% Job Growth

20% job market growth for interpreters and translators through 2030, U.S. Dept. of Labor.

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English and Spanish speakers can command up to 20% more per hour in salary.

Las Carreras

Aprender español enseña cómo convertirse en un mejor comunicador, algo que cualquier empresa está buscando.

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Career Options

No matter what career path you take, knowing Spanish is a real plus. Industries like advertising, banking, government agencies, education, journalism, transportation, law, health professions and social work need people well-versed in Spanish. Careers include:

  • World Language Educator
  • Bilingual Teacher
  • ESL Teacher
  • Translator and Interpreter
  • Foreign Service
  • Social Worker
  • Healthcare Professional
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Ministry
  • International Researcher
  • Librarian
  • Tour Guide
  • Exchange Program Coordinator

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Where recent graduates work.

Spanish majors are in demand. Our graduates have landed their first jobs across the country in a variety of industries. Some students are even working overseas in Spain, Singapore, México and Canada!

  • Green Bay Area Public School District
  • Schneider
  • Georgia-Pacific LLC
  • Barton Associates
  • Euronet Worldwide
  • Fleet Worthy Solutions
  • Froedert Hospital
  • Humana
  • Literacy Green Bay
  • Lodi School District
  • New Holstein School District
  • Office of the Governor, State of Illinois
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Prevea
  • U.S. Department of State - U.S. Embassy
  • West Bend School District
  • Aurora Health Care
  • JBS Human Resources
  • Bellin Hospital
Professor Maria Yakushkina

Want to Know More? Ask Maria.

With areas of expertise including sociolinguistics, transnationalism, heritage and second language acquisition and teaching, Professor Maria Yakushkina can help you find your career niche.

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