A major in languages is a valuable asset for a variety of careers and prepares students for life in a global world. Some graduates of the Languages Department focus exclusively on a job that utilizes the language they have studied, while others use their language background as an asset to apply for a position more closely aligned to their second major field of study. For example, among recent graduates, languages alumni are working in actuarial roles, enrolled in the College's Doctor of Physical Therapy program, or the University of Florida inorganic chemistry Ph.D. program, where their language ability will help them work with constituents who may not speak English.
Additional LVC Spanish graduates work or are enrolled in graduate programs ranging from dental school and physician’s assistant to educational leadership. They are employed as high school Spanish and ESL teachers, elementary Spanish immersion teachers, research assistants, global sales assistants, and as an air hostess who is living her dream of seeing the world.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the expected job growth from 2014–2024 for translators is expected to be up 29% (compared to 7% for other occupations).