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Spanish Overview 

With Spanish being the fastest-growing foreign language in the U.S., choosing to study Spanish is not only a common sense decision, it’s an ideal one. Proficiency in Spanish, combined with your chosen major in business, nursing, education or another discipline, will make you a desirable candidate for any job. When you choose to study Spanish, you not only learn a new language different from your own, but you also learn about other people: their culture, their history, and their literature.

Spanish Career Paths

Foreign languages like Spanish provide you with marketable skills in media, business, education, government and social work. Metropolitan areas around the United States and many regions of the south contain high percentages of Spanish-speaking people; the ability to speak Spanish enhances anyone’s resume and improves chances to get a job in business, education, social services, computer-information technology, and any other field.

Spanish skills are especially in demand in the following fields:

Education

Foreign languages, particularly Spanish, have become a permanent part of middle and high school curriculum. Many states predict shortages of foreign language teachers at all levels of instruction, so demand for Spanish-speaking teachers is increasing.

Communications

Combined with a major or minor in digital media communication or computer information systems, the Spanish minor can open doors of opportunity for careers in instructional design as well as in language and humanities centers.

Business

With the increasingly global economy, many American companies are doing business with Spanish-speaking countries in Mexico, as well as Central and South America.