demand makes teaching Spanish an
excellent career to pursue at this
time. Beyond the opportunities available
in teaching, translating, and interpreting,
the growing Hispanic population
is creating demand for Spanish speakers
in health services, social services,
legal counseling, criminal justice,
business, finance and marketing.
In "Career Opportunities for
Bilinguals and Multilinguals"
(1994) there are 47 major private
enterprises, 11 government agencies,
and 85 nonprofit organizations listed
that specify the need for Spanish
speakers to work, both in the U.S.
and abroad, in fields that range
from financial consulting through
agricultural science to chemical
engineering. The widespread need
for Spanish speakers means a knowledge
of Spanish opens up many opportunities,
especially when combined as a minor
or double major with such diverse
fields as education, business, the
sciences or sign language.