Career Opportunities

students talking to business ownerGraduate School Opportunities

Recent Heidelberg graduates with a Spanish major have gone on to graduate studies in education, Latin American studies and other areas in which they planned to serve Spanish-speaking communities in the United States (e.g., law school and seminary). Our students tailor their studies to their own unique interests: one recent graduate majored in both Spanish and Biology in order to prepare for a career studying botany in Latin America.

Employment Opportunities

Some Spanish majors head into language-based careers such as teaching, travel and tourism, translating and work in non-governmental organizations. Some choose social service, while others go on to advanced studies in law or seminary. Whichever career you choose, from education to business to law enforcement, you are increasingly likely to have opportunities to interact with Spanish speakers right here in the United States.

“Dr. Lepley created a new course for several of us interested in medical interpretation. It wasn't a career I had thought about, but am quickly seeing how it can become my career.”     Mike Landeros '14

Teaching Spanish

Students interested in teaching Spanish complete requirements in both the Languages and Education Departments to qualify for the State of Ohio’s K-12 provisional teaching licensure. Those who choose this program find that the semester abroad greatly increases their confidence in the language as future teachers and provides them with firsthand knowledge of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. This experience abroad, combined with academic preparation in the literature and culture of Spain and Latin America, ensures that our Spanish licensure candidates graduate with the strongest possible training in their content area.