While I was in college, it took me a while to figure out what I really like to do. I bounced around a while from major to major, but after a while I finally found something that I liked: Spanish.
Once I took some Spanish classes, I knew that I wanted to get a degree in Spanish, but at first I didn't really pay attention to whether or not there were any Spanish degree careers available.
However, it wasn't too long before I was forced to think about that when people started asking me:
What are you going to do with a Spanish degree?
Well, nothing gives you confidence like someone asking something like that, right?
As much as I hated that question, it did cause me to start thinking about what kind of job I wanted to get with my Spanish degree. The thing is, I really didn't know what I wanted to do, except that I wanted to work with language. It was then that I started looking into the different types of Spanish degree careers that heavily used and relied having a knowledge of Spanish.
Eventually I decided on becoming a Spanish translator, but before I made that decision, I came up with a list of different Spanish degree jobs. If you are getting a Spanish degree and are trying to figure out what you can do with that type of degree, here are some options:
Spanish Degree Careers - Job Engines
While networking for Spanish jobs is definitely a better and more productive way to find a job, there are a few job search engines online that you can use to find jobs looking for people with a degree in Spanish.
LatPro.com: This site is an essential stop for someone looking for a Spanish degree career because it focuses on jobs specifically for Hispanic and bilingual professionals.
Monster.com: This is probably the most popular job search engine online right now, and while it lists a fair number of Spanish degree jobs, the fact that it is so popular also means that there are a lot of people searching the site as well.
Dice.com: This jobsite focuses on careers in the high-tech field so if you're looking for a Spanish degree career in engineering or computer science, this site can help.
LinkUp: I really like this site because the jobs that are posted are collected directly from company websites, and not necessarily from job boards. That way you don't have to weed out any job postings that are out-of-date. It's done for you automatically.Return from Spanish Degree Careers back to Translator Jobs for more on becoming a successful translator.