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Careers for Spanish Program Graduates

Common Job Titles

  • Adult literacy and high school equivalency diploma teacher
  • Court reporter
  • High school teacher
  • Interpreter
  • Kindergarten and elementary school teacher
  • Medical transcriptonist
  • Middle school teacher
  • Special education teacher
  • Technical writer
  • Translator
  • Writer

Job Outlook Data

Interpreters and translators held around 60,000 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available. Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 29 percent from 2014 to 2024, reflecting increasing globalization and a more diverse U.S. population.

Flourishing international trade and broadening global ties, as well as the ongoing need for military and national security interpreters and translators, will lead to more jobs in this field.

Where Can I work With This Major?

The largest employers of interpreters and translators are:

  • Professional, scientific and technical services
  • Educational services
  • Healthcare and social assistance
  • Government

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Interpreters and Translators, High School Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers

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Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Alumnae Hall
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