Acquiring a bachelor degree in Spanish and thus becoming an expert in the second most common language in the United States can provide to be a valuable tool and acquisition in the professional world. Depending on the institution you obtain your degree from and their course requirements, the classes you take may vary. However, no matter where you study, you will most likely gain a solid background, knowledge and understanding of each of the following:
Careers and Outlook
- Oral and Written Communication
Being bilingual can create opportunities for you and may provide you with a competitive edge in any one of the following careers:
- Teachers - Teachers who speak a second language are increasing in demand given the number of students who speak Spanish as a second language.
- Counseling/Social Services - As the Spanish population in the United States increases there is a growing demand for bilingual counselors and social workers to improve the lives of those who need it.
- Sales/Marketing - The increase in buying power of Spanish-speaking consumers creates a demand for sales, advertising and marketing targeted to this demographic.
- Patient Advocate/Educator - Many medical clinics and healthcare centers are in need of professionals to translate, educate and handle patient complaints and concerns.
- Customer Service - Companies need individuals both in-house and in call centers to provide customer care to those who do not fluently speak English.
- Human Resources - Employee Relations/Recruiters are needed to hire and train employees who do not speak English in several industries.
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