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Associate Degree in Spanish


Foreign language proofreader, $26,000*

Teaching assistant, $52,000*

Medical interpreter, $55,000*

Foreign Language and Literature Teacher, Postsecondary, $99,925.13**

Interpreters and Translators, $54,460.27**

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education, $85,676.73**

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education, $87,480.84**

*Source: Simply Hired: Riverside area

**Source: EMSI, 2021.1 dataset for San Bernardino and Riverside counties 

Career Info

An associate of arts in Spanish degree can lead to a career in a variety of fields where translating and interpreting are essential. There is a huge demand in the U.S. for Spanish-speakers in nursing, construction, management and media, among other positions. It is also the foundation for four-year college studies in Spanish language and culture.

Potential Careers

  • Interpreter
  • Translator
  • Foreign language proofreader
  • Teacher
  • Teaching assistant
  • Medical interpreter
  • Journalist
  • Finance and banking
  • Foreign service
  • Cultural events coordinator
  • Travel agent
  • National security agent
  • Immigration officer
  • Court interpreter
  • Cultural attaché