Learning Spanish helps improve employment potential.

August 28, 2014 - By Maribel Ramirez

Spanish is becoming highly important with regards to business mainly in the healthcare profession. Learning Spanish will enable students to better communicate with Spanish speaking employees or co-workers. Hispanic consumers are the fastest-growing market segment. As for job opportunities, it certainly wouldn't hurt to have Spanish on your résumé.

In the United States, knowing Spanish can be particularly helpful if you work in healthcare or education. If you are bilingual, you will be more marketable and have more career choices than your monolingual counterpart. Globalization, with it's accompanying free trade agreements is shrinking the business world, and those who know more than one language will definitely have the edge.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics project’s a 22% increase for bilingual professionals by the year 2018.

•       The demand for bilingual Spanish-speaking healthcare workers continues to grow.

•       Bilingual healthcare workers are needed in hospitals, clinics, outpatient facilities, hospices and physicians' offices, emergency rooms, and health insurance companies.

•       Increase your marketability in finding a job or getting that promotion

•       Set yourself above your peers, leading to advancements in position and earnings.

•       Prove your knowledge and competence in Spanish for health-related professions.

Demonstrate to your employer that through your effective communication skills, patients will receive proper care and will be at ease, and you are able to communicate critical patient health information and talk to family members.

California Baptist University Online and Professional Studies offers an online RN to BSN Nursing program, Spanish for Health Care Professionals is part of the curriculum. 

To apply or find out more information regarding CBU’s Online and Professional Studies please visit cbuonine.edu, or contact admissions at 877-CBU-5284.

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