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Hispanic Studies (Spanish) Careers

What Can I Do With a Degree in Hispanic Studies (Spanish)?

Why Study Spanish?

Today, Spanish is more important than ever for personal development and professional success. Here are just a few reasons why a major or minor in Hispanic Studies will prepare you for life after graduation.

1. Join the global workforce.

Foreign language competency is one of the most important skills desired by employers as they seek a workforce ready to solve 21st century problems. 85% of employers report that Spanish is the most in-demand language for their employees, according to a recent US survey.

2. Communicate with 430 million Spanish speakers.

Spanish is the second most spoken language worldwide and in the U.S., with 45 million speakers. By 2050, the U.S. Spanish-speaking population will be larger than that of any other country in the world.

3. Experience the cognitive benefits of language learning.

According to the research, language learning provides enhanced problem solving skills, flexible and creative thinking, improved verbal and spatial abilities, improved memory function, and improved attitude toward the target language and culture.

1.The Case For Spanish or Portuguese - AATSP
2. US Businesses Need More Multilingual Employees
3. What Business Wants: Language Needs in the 21st Century
4. Reasons to Learn Spanish
5. Guiding Principles of Language Learning, ACTFL
6. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Potential Jobs for Hispanic Studies (Spanish) Majors

Academic Advisor Healthcare Professional
Accountant Language Researcher
Account Manager Liability Adjuster
Administrative Assistant Litigation Support
Archivist Marketing Coordinator
Attorney Mental Health Specialist
Clinical Assistant Operations Manager
Consultant Paralegal
Data Consultant Professor
Diversity Consultant Public Affairs Consultant
Editor Spanish Teacher
Foreign Service Officer Translator / Interpreter

* The above list represents a sample of potential careers for Hispanic Studies (Spanish) majors.

 Companies Alumni Work For

Amazon NBC Universal
Facebook Peace Corps
GEICO Snap Inc.
Google Teach for America
Gursey Schneider, LLP The Posse Foundation
Kaiser Permanente The U.S. Department of State
Kibo Group International USAID
Liewald Accounting and Consulting Warner Media
Los Angeles Unified School District World Vision

 Career Center Services

The Career Center offers a range of services and support for Pepperdine students and alumni. A sample of their services are highlighted below.

  • Career Assessments
  • Resume
  • Interviewing Tips
  • Internship / Job Search
  • Networking
  • Graduate School Advising

For additional information, visit the Career Services webpage.