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What major allows me to work with Spanish speaking people in the community.

I am currently a Spanish major but I am looking for another major that allows me to work directly with the Latinx community but also allows me to work in a Spanish speaking country.

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RAVI’s Answer

There are opportunities for Spanish speaking in almost all the fields. Here are some examples:
Local Phone store is looking for Spanish speaking sales person to sell phone services (Sales in many places)
My Doctor and doctors office proudly say they have Spanish speaking doctors and personnel
Local car dealer also has Spanish speaking sales and service personnel.
International Business, governance, UN, etc all would need Spanish.
Most global companies operate in Central American and Latin American countries and are looking for people in technology, business, marketing, and probably other fields with Spanish knowledge.
Most local and federal government offices/services look for Spanish speaking personnel.

It all comes down to what you really want to do first and foremost. Major in it and you can still minor in Spanish. Then look for opportunities in your field of interest that also requires Spanish Language.

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Heather’s Answer

Depends on your geographical location and what you are really wanting. Social services? Criminal justice system? Advocacy? Healthcare?

In aspect any area can make a play to work with a specific population. I knew a physician that worked with the migrant population. I know of advocacy agencies that work with migrant communities. It just depends what area you are pulled towards. As a Spanish major with certification you could become a translator in hospitals and give voice to those who can not speak English and can allow for proper treatment.

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Elishah’s Answer

Hi Andrea,
If you want to work directly within the Latinx community, perhaps a degree in social work might be just the thing. This degree includes a range of education from psychology and sociology to social justice and public health that translate well into a variety of jobs beyond the traditional ones involving mental health, child welfare and substance abuse.

Most big companies have community outreach positions, and a degree in social work can make you an ideal candidate. A lot of corporations are understanding the need for social awareness and community outreach, so these kinds of jobs can take you virtually anywhere.

Most community colleges have family advocacy programs with a preference for degrees in social work. You can also work for non-profits.

For more possibilities, try doing a job search on a site like indeed.com using the keywords Bachelors Degree Social Work

Hope this helps!

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Kenton’s Answer

Certified Spanish translators are also needed in law enforcement to help in Latino communities as well as in the court system for proper representation in either domestic, civil or criminal courts of law, so your Spanish speaking ability may be invaluable in almost any vocation that you choose.