Spanish - What to Do with this Major

Job Titles

Bank Teller/Management Trainee Firefighter Negotiator
Bilingual Educator Foreign Credit Manager Nurse
Bilingual Secretary Foreign Exchange Clerk Overseas Hotel Manager
Border Patrol Foreign News Correspondent Paralegal
Case Worker Foreign Purchasing Agent Paramedic
CIA Agent Foreign Service Officer Parole Officer
Civil Service Worker Foreign Social Worker Personnel/HR Specialist
Commercial Attache Hospital Administrator Photographer
Community Organization Worker Hotel Information Clerk Physician
Community Relations & Service Advisor Hotel Manager Police Dispatcher
Consular, Export Documents Assistant Immigration Inspector Police Officer
Consultant Import/Export Clerk Proofreader
Consumer Affairs Advocate Import/Export Sales Psychiatrist
Consumer Liaison/Public Relations Intelligence Officer Public Health Worker
Copy Editor International Admissions Public Opinion Analyst
Copywriter International Airport Visitors Center Director Publisher- International Publications
Court Interpreter International Banking Officer Social Worker
Criminal Investigator International Broadcast Speech Pathologist
Criminologist International Flight Attendant Sports Agent
Cruise Director International Health Care Systems Analyst Study Abroad Advisor
Cruise Personnel International Law Specialist Study Abroad Director
Cultural Arts Center Coordinator International Student Advisor Study Abroad Guide
Cultural Attaché International Student Director Teacher
Customer Support Specialist International Trade  Economist Telemarketing Representative
Customs Inspector Interpreter Telephone Operator (bilingual)
Diplomat Language Teacher Teller, Foreign Exchange
Drug Enforcement Agent Lawyer Tour Guide
Editor-International Publications Linguist Trade Analyst
Embassy Personnel Mgmt Trainee-Int'l Business Translator
Emergency Medical Technician Marketing Analyst Travel Agent
ELS Instructor Mediator Travel Bureau Tour Guide
Exchange Student Coordinator Medical Interpreter Travel Writer
Export/Import Representative Missionary United Nations Agency Rep./Guide
FBI Agent Musician U.S. Info. Agency Program Specialist
Film Editor National Security Agency Representative VISTA/Peace Corps Volunteer

Personal Characteristics to be Successful

Accurate Friendly Responsible
Adaptable Intelligent Self-disciplined
Consistent Logical thinker Sensitive
Creative Patient Tactful
Energetic Personable  
Ethical Public Speaker  

Workplace Skills

Able to make analogies
Adapt ideas
Adjust to new environments
Analyze content
Attention to detail
Collaborate as part of a team
Communicate well among cultures
Command of grammar and vocabulary
Determine the needs of others
Evaluate information
Exhibit knowledge of symbol formation
Explain other cultures
Gather information
Organize and memorize detailed information
Proficient in reading, speaking, and writing
Proficient in phonetics
Respectful of other cultures
Translate ideas/languages
Understand historical language change
Weigh values
Work independently or in groups




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University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Career Services Web site (visited August 2006):
Johnson County Community College Web site (visited November 2007)