An undergraduate degree in Spanish opens a vast array of career opportunities and is among the top 10 "most useful" college majors. In today's diverse work environment, learning Spanish can open many doors and provide you with a desirable skill set that is desired by employers.
Earning a foreign language degree means more salary potential
In a 2014 survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), results showed that those who earned a degree in a foreign language and literature were the top-paid professionals among their graduating class of other liberal arts bachelor's degree earners. Foreign language degree majors earned an average of $46,900 as their starting salary compared to $40,000 for other liberal arts majors.
Here are a few sample career paths for Spanish graduates:
- Interpreters and translators (see job prospect information based on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
- International business and commerce
- International policy
- Public relations
- Historian or museum curator
- Publishing for print and/or web