Career Options

Careers for Spanish Majors

  • Translator
  • Diplomat
  • Customs Inspector
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Pastor/Minister
  • Foreign Student Advisor
  • Immigration Inspector
  • Import/Export Manager
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Social/Medical Services

Starting Salary*

A Spanish major’s typical starting salary is $34,947. The typical salary after 10-19 years is $72,414.

*Note: Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit payscale.com.

Job Titles of People with Spanish Degrees

  • Study Abroad and Exchange Abroad Advisor, Iowa State University
  • Director of Fund Development and Communications, Casa de Esperanza
  • Health Educator, Community Health Partnership (migrant worker health care)
  • Refugee Camp and Developing Company Water Purification System Specialist, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Applications and Marketing Coordinator, American Institute for Foreign Study
  • Business Development Manager, Latin America, TruSeal Technologies
  • Attorney, American Red Cross
  • Speech - Language Pathologist, Mount Vernon Hospital
  • Community Development Specialist, Presbyterian Church USA, San Salvador, El Salvador
  • Parole Officer, State of Ohio
  • Deputy Public Defender, Yuma City County Public Defender’s Office
Note: This information is current for the 2014-15 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.