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Spanish Career Outlook


The Spanish major focuses on the Spanish language and related dialects and includes instruction in philology; Modern Castillan; Latin American and regional Spanish dialects; and applications in business, science/technology and other settings.

To find out more about your major including potential areas and employers, required skills, job outlook and median pay, please access the Occupational Outlook Handbook or O*Net websites.

Career Outlook

Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills a student with a Spanish major can develop as well as the potential positions, areas and employers that hire students with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.


As a Spanish major, students may develop or advance skills including proficiency in Spanish, communication, problem analysis and solving, analytical, research, argument construction and intercultural competence.


Graduates with a degree in Spanish can work as interpreter/translators, bilingual customer support associates, tour guides, liaisons, researchers, law enforcement officers, caseworkers, human services specialists, technical writers/experts, foreign correspondents, cultural events coordinators and international relations consultants.


Graduates with a degree in Spanish can work within the following areas: diplomacy, linguistics, immigration and naturalization, customs, journalism/broadcasting, banking/finance, sales, import/export, travel/tourism, hospitality, advertising/marketing, customer service and business.


Graduates with a degree in Spanish can work for federal, state and local government agencies, intelligence/law enforcement, healthcare, multi-national corporations, consulting firms, telecommunications, sports, advertising, professional associations, law firms, airlines/airports, car rental agencies, convention centers, news agencies, publishers, film and recording companies and design firms.

Helpful Resources

Use the employment opportunity resources below to kickstart your pre-professional or professional experience search. You may also identify a professional or student organization to join and network with individuals in your major and field. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.



In addition to other employment opportunity websites, the Center for SUCCESS uses Handshake to share internships and jobs with students. Please explore the positions provided in the automated feed below or click "View All" to explore positions in Handshake using your major as a filter.

Although we attempt to screen all employers and positions, the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University assume no liability for the accuracy of information shared in this feed or through Handshake. The views and opinions shared by employers through Handshake do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University.

Please Note: This feed may include positions not directly related to your major, as employers have the option to assign all majors to posted roles. If you have any questions about a particular employer or position, please contact centerforsuccessFREESXU.

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