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What jobs would allow for my skill in Spanish and my years of Spanish Immersion to be best used?

I have been taking Spanish Immersion for all of my life within my district, therefore I would like to find a job that will make all my learning worth it. I am also into other jobs such as physics and law, but still I would like to use Spanish within my job or place of work

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Kristina’s Answer

I recommend looking into the localization industry. It's a lesser known field that is becoming more prominent as the world grows more connected. This industry blends tech and language, and there are so many opportunities in the field. This is a field of the future.
Job responsibilities can range from engagement with international stakeholders, testing, translation, communicating with engineering and product teams.. the list goes on and on.
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Thomas’s Answer

You can apply your Spanish (or any foreign language) abilities in a wide variety of fields. In the case of law, a few areas come quickly to mind. In the U.S., many Spanish-speaking people require legal assistance, speak little or no English, and would benefit from having a lawyer who speaks Spanish. One obvious example is in immigration law, where a Spanish-speaking person wants to immigrate to the U.S., to seek refugee status here, or to establish legal residency or citizenship. If you want to interact with Spanish speakers both here and abroad, there are many international companies, international banks, and international institutions that hire U.S. (especially New York) lawyers to help them draft and negotiate contracts. In many cases, the people in these organizations speak English, but knowing Spanish can help you, both in working with these people and in visiting them in their home countries. Education is another obvious idea, as you can teach Spanish (and potentially learn and teach other languages). Translation/ interpretation is also an option.
There are many different kinds of businesses that operate internationally. Banks, engineering firms, manufacturers, distributors, insurance companies. My advice to you is, rather than finding out what you can do with Spanish (believe me, you can do a lot), but instead thinking about what kind of work you want to do. Once you know that, if you do your research, you'll find that you can do that kind of work in a wide variety of companies or organizations. Pursue that kind of work, and gain experience in that kind of work (with or without a Spanish component), then once you have built up experience, expertise, and a larger network of contacts, you will find it easier to find a position where you will be able to apply your Spanish abilities. ¡Buena suerte!
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Leonard’s Answer

Joseph,
There are some great answers here already! Depending upon your career path, the Service industry also has many opportunities with bilingual speakers. There is a huge economy with the Spanish speaking population. Beit hotels, restaurants, or any other service, your Spanish can help you achieve organizational goals that monolingual employees will struggle to reach.
Many companies also need good translators for job aids, and writing of job aids, procedures, policy, and training. Good luck!
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