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Bachelor's Degree in World Languages Careers

What Can I Do With A World Languages Degree?

Pretty much anything! World Languages with a French and Spanish emphasis makes you more employable. It is even required for many jobs.1

Interpreter or Translator2

Your World Languages degree from University of the Cumberlands can prepare you for a number of careers – including foreign service, business and even government. The need for effective, qualified translators is expected to grow 24 percent over the next several years, and Spanish interpreters can expect to make a median average salary of $49,110 annually.

High School Teacher3

Maybe you want to lead the next generation into bilingual expertise. With the right certification, you could teach high school foreign languages. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 8 percent growth rate for high school teachers by 2030, with an average annual salary of $61,820.

Postsecondary Instructor4

If you’re interested in a slightly older student age range, with a median annual salary of $79,640, employment of postsecondary teachers, including disciplines like Spanish language studies, is projected to grow 12 percent over the next decade.

Additionally, the cultural and language skills you learn in this program can also set you up for success in non-teaching positions, from working as an interpreter for crucial public services like law enforcement or health care to translating business documents in the corporate world.

Law Enforcement5

A dual degree in World Languages and law enforcement could be just the ticket for you. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 7 percent growth rate for police officers and detectives by 2030, with a median annual salary of $66,020. Applicants with a Bachelor’s degree and a second language will have the edge in this rewarding field.


  • Health Care
  • Interpreter or Translator
  • Business: Customer Service, Sales, Banker, Administrator
  • Elementary School Spanish Teacher
  • High School Spanish Teacher
  • Middle School Spanish Teacher
  • Professor of Spanish
  • Social Work

110 Jobs That Require Spanish Language Skills
2Interpreters and Translators
3High School Teachers
4Postsecondary Teachers
5Police and Detectives