Careers: B.A. in Spanish – Online

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)
  • Education
  • Librarianship
  • International business and commerce
  • International policy
  • Medical
  • Public relations
  • Historian or museum curator
  • Journalism
  • Publishing for print and/or web
  • Nonprofit
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