Careers for Spanish Graduates

Spanish is one of the world's most spoken languages. Your communication skills in Spanish and your contextual knowledge of Hispanic culture will benefit you in the global job market.

Your Spanish language skills could open doors to global employment opportunities, particularly in Spain, North America and Latin American countries. International employers are seeking applicants who can speak Spanish in nearly every profession. The growth in international trade with Latin American countries offers significant commercial opportunities.

Spanish is offered by many Australian secondary schools and an ability to teach Spanish is a sought-after qualification for teachers.

When combined with other qualifications, your fluency in Spanish may enhance your employment opportunities with Australian businesses that export commodities (e.g. coal and zinc ores) or in the importing of ships, boats and goods vehicles from Spain.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

Graduates of Spanish need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

  • Ability to confidently code switch between Spanish and English
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse range of social groups across age groups
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Critical thinking skills through analytical and conceptual thought
  • Sensitive to and appreciative of, cultural difference and diversity

Related roles include:

  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Teacher
  • Public servant in a state or territory government
  • Project worker for an Non-Government Organisation
  • International management consultant
  • Importer/exporter
  • Trade consultant
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for Spanish graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

Professional associations are an invaluable connection to industry information, networking and professional development opportunities. Most offer student membership discounts. Follow the link to search for professional associations related to your course.

Book an appointment with Jobshop for more information.

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