Spanish Careers

Goshen College Alumni

Here are current positions held by some Spanish alumni:

  • Attorney
  • Business Development Manager
  • ESL Teacher
  • High School Guidance Counselor
  • Patient Advocate
  • Assistant Professor
  • Business/Financial Analyst
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
  • Healthcare Technician
  • Staff Nurse
  • Professor of Spanish
  • Paralegal
  • Realtor
  • School Librarian
  • Elementary Spanish Teacher
  • Therapist
  • English Teacher
  • ELL Collaborator
  • Voluntary Service Worker


Spanish is the study of the structure and content of the Spanish language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar, and the study of various Spanish-speaking cultures around the globe.

About the Coursework

While most language majors begin to study another language in high school, it is possible to complete the major successfully if the student begins at Goshen College and participates in either a full junior year with Brethren Colleges Abroad (BCA) or a combination of one semester of BCA, plus SST or another approved program. While SST is not required to complete the major, it is highly recommended. Most required upper level courses are taken on location through BCA.

Possible courses in the Spanish major include:

  • Hispanic Literature
  • Spanish Composition
  • Culture of Hispanic World
  • Latin American History
  • Spanish Conversation and Culture
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Spanish-American Novel
  • Hispanic Film Studies

For a full list of requirements and courses, refer to the course catalog.

Teaching certification is available for grades 5-12 in Spanish education or Bilingual/Bicultural education.

Possible Career Paths

The possible career choices are broad for every major and Spanish alumni work successfully in many different careers. The list below provides several career options, but it is not exhaustive. Please note that some positions require additional education.

  • Anthropologist
  • Bilingual Educator
  • Community Relations Specialist
  • Community Organizer
  • Court Interpreter
  • Customs/Immigration Officer
  • Development Project Manager
  • Diplomat
  • Director of Business Development
  • Economist
  • Foreign Policy Analyst
  • High School Teacher
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Importer/Exporter
  • International Banking Officer
  • International Business Liaison
  • International Development Worker
  • International Hotel Administrator
  • International News Correspondent
  • International Student Advisor
  • Journalist
  • Librarian
  • Linguist
  • Lawyer
  • Market Researcher
  • Museum Curator
  • Outreach Fellow
  • Pastor
  • Parent Liaison
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Politician
  • Professor
  • Research Associate/Analyst
  • Social Worker
  • TESOL/ESL Teacher
  • Translator
  • Travel Agent Tour Organizer
  • Travel Writer
  • UN Official

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