Tuesday, November 18, 2014

2 Best Jobs for Hispanic Americans

One advantage for Hispanic Americans that can give them an edge in their search for jobs is being bilingual. According to an article on Cosmopolitan, being bilingual can also be essential and advantageous in our professional careers — beyond the usual sectors (i.e., education, interpretation, tourism/hospitality). 

Among the unexpected jobs listed by the article where being bilingual is super important are diversity human resource jobs, such as Human Resource Specialist. Latinos are projected to become 16 percent (or 66.3 million) of the U.S. population and 19 percent of the United States labor force by the year 2020. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of human resources specialists to grow 7 percent from 2012 to 2022. Human resources specialists recruit, screen, interview, and place workers. They often handle other human resources work, such as those related to employee relations, payroll and benefits, and training.

Writing jobs can likewise give Hispanic Americans a competitive edge. The article says that being fluent in a second language is extremely useful for all sorts of writerly pursuits. In creative writing such as poetry and fiction, bilingual writers translate works in foreign languages to make them available to new audiences of readers. For journalists, speaking another language helps with research, conducting interviews, and even writing whole articles for non-English media. And bilingual copywriters are indispensable in creating product advertisements in other languages too.

Different industries hire writers. Independent writers earn about an hourly mean wage of $45.23, while writers for motion pictures and video industries earn an hourly mean wage of $51.04.  See more here

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