Careers and Opportunities

Using Your Degree

Careers for Spanish Majors

Spanish is the second most widely spoken native language in the world after Chinese. That means Spanish majors have innumerable opportunities to use their skills in a variety of careers. Possible jobs after graduation include, but are not limited to, translating or using your Spanish speaking skills in:

  • Adoption agencies
  • Missions Work
  • Court Interpreter
  • FBI linguist
  • State Department
  • Department of Human Services
  • Social Advocacy
  • Social Work
  • Nursing
  • Case Worker
  • Children's Ministry
  • Technical Writing
  • Medical Clinician
  • Medical Documentation
  • Public Relations
  • Bank Loans Adjuster
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Missions Agencies
  • Medical Research
  • Medical Technical Writing
  • Marketing
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Airline Worker
  • Tourism Agencies
  • Travel Agencies
  • Radio/TV writing
  • Bilingual Educator
  • School Administrators
  • Immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Interpretation for US diplomats or the United Nations

Meet some of our graduates and see how they're using their Spanish degree.

Local Opportunities

Spanish majors at JBU get a unique education that incorporates a Christian worldview within the classrooms. Spanish majors at JBU can:

  • Tutor colleges students in Spanish
  • Help local high school students with Spanish
  • Volunteer at the Dogwood Literacy Council in Siloam Springs
  • JBU has a large population of Walton Scholars and missionary kids, many of whom come from Spanish speaking countries. You could even request a Spanish-speaking roommate! This means you can practice your speaking skills.

JBU SpanishInternational Opportunities

To learn about the studies, student life and sights of Seville, Spain, check out the Semester in Spain program of our partner, Trinity Christian College. You can also check out the other opportunity we offer, our Semester in Costa Rica program.

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