Did You Know? 

  • Spanish is the language spoken by the second-largest number of native speakers in the world. There are more native speakers of Spanish in the world than of English. 
  • The United States has the fifth-largest Spanish-speaking population of any country in the world. 
  • Hispanics are the largest minority in the United States. 
  • In July 2013 the Spanish-language television network Univisión was the number one TV network in the US for adults under 50, beating all major English-language networks. 

What Does All This Mean For You?

Employers in all industries are aware of the importance of the Spanish-speaking population both here in the US and globally. Therefore, the ability to communicate effectively in Spanish is a major plus when looking for employment in virtually any profession.  As evidenced by the list below, the Spanish major opens doors in a wide variety of fields—often even before you graduate!

Examples Of Employment For UWG Spanish Majors:

  • Legal assistants
  • Junior Financial Analyst, International Creative Management
  • Enrollment services specialist for Hispanic/Latino students (Kennesaw)
  • Administrative Assistant, International Leadership Institute
  • Community Outreach Worker, Folsom Cordova Community Partnership
  • Middle and High school Spanish teachers
  • Flight attendant, Delta Airlines
  • Medical clinic interpreter
  • Family Language Facilitator, Henry County Schools


For more information on the Spanish major email Dr. Jeffrey Zamostny at jzamostn@westga.edu.