Many people in our community have family members who only speak Spanish or have a limited level of English. You might think that getting a job in the U.S. would be harder but, thanks to the huge number of Spanish speakers in the country, the number of jobs for Spanish speakers has increased exponentially over the last few years.
Thanks to this, finding jobs that don’t necessarily need you to speak English has become more accessible to more people. In order to help you and your family members navigate this topic, we’ve put together a list of the best types of jobs for Spanish speakers living in the U.S.
What Do I Need to Work in The U.S. as a Foreigner?
All U.S. employers are required to verify that their employees are authorized to work in the country. In the United States, non-citizens and non-residents need a work authorization. They also have to pay the required taxes for their visa and immigration status. In other words, you have to have a work visa in order to work legally in the U.S. if you're not a citizen or permanent resident.
Which Spanish-Speaking Jobs Can Be Done Remotely in The U.S.?
Before COVID-19, finding a remote job wasn’t easy. Due to the social distancing restrictions and work-from-home policies, remote jobs now make up a large portion of the global labor market. Nowadays, a lot of jobs can be done from the comfort of your own home, so finding work that requires Spanish speaking employees is easier than ever. The most in-demand remote jobs are:
Information technology (IT)
One of the first industries to adapt to remote work was IT. From programmers and software engineers to specialized cloud technicians, the number of job openings is growing exponentially.
Graphic design is another industry that adapted quickly to remote work. Thanks to the significant growth that online sales have brought during the past few years, since 2020, the demand for companies to have an aesthetically pleasing, user-friendly online presence is greater than ever.
Growth in online service and purchases has led to a significant increase in the demand for online customer service specialists. A big advantage of this profession is that you don't have to have a specific degree to start. Generally, companies provide training, and all you need to get hired is a good attitude and people skills. Due to the growing Spanish-speaking community in the U.S., the demand for Spanish-speaking customer service agents who can meet this market’s needs is skyrocketing.
With many companies transitioning to 100% remote or hybrid working models, the role of project managers has become more important than ever. These types of jobs were traditionally in-person jobs, but with recent technological advances, project management can now be done remotely in most cases.
A lot of people decided to learn new skills and languages during the COVID-19 lockdown. If you have experience teaching online, you’ll probably find people who are willing to pay in exchange for learning your area of expertise. Sharing knowledge is also very enriching, which can make this type of work especially rewarding.
Which In-Person U.S. Jobs Are Available For Non-English Speakers?
The number of in-person jobs for people who prefer to work in Spanish is a bit more limited than the number of remote jobs available, but it’s not impossible! Consider these options below:
Whether it's in homes, apartments, offices, or hotels, cleaning jobs are a great option for people who don’t speak English or have a limited level of English. These types of jobs are also easy to find because there are plenty of companies that can help you find customers online.
Restaurant jobs are popular among the Latino community in the U.S. because they don’t require an advanced level of English, and they accept people who only speak Spanish.
Driving for ride-sharing apps
Uber or Lyft can be a great source of income for many people in our community. Although you need a valid driver’s license and a car, the language requirements are minimal.
Plenty of industries require manual labor, such as construction, car washing, and agriculture. Since their main requirement is a physical need for manual labor, employers accept Spanish-speaking employees.
Where can I find online jobs for Spanish speakers?
There are plenty of ways to find jobs on the Internet. Online portals and applications offer short and long-term job opportunities in a wide variety of industriesHere are a few websites that you can check out to find jobs for Spanish speakers in the U.S.:
- Upwork. Upwork is a platform designed especially for freelancers and temporary jobs. Their interface is only in English, but there are plenty of job postings in Spanish.
- Indeed. You can find all types of jobs when you search on Indeed. They offer both temporary and permanent jobs in almost every industry.
- Linkedin. This is the largest professional social media platform in the world. You can post your professional services, highlight your work history, and look for jobs for Spanish speakers in the U.S. using its search tools.
- Trabajarporelmundo. You can find a wide variety of remote job opportunities posted by companies from around the world on this site.
- Fiverr. This website allows you to advertise your services in any country and any language. Just like Upwork, Fiverr is freelance-oriented, but you can find long-term contracts as well.
- Workana. The largest freelance platform in Latin America, Workana posts hundreds of projects a day for employers from around the world. Their projects require every type of skill set under the sun, and 100% of the work is remote.
Find Your Next Job!
We know that finding a job for Spanish speakers in the U.S. can seem like a daunting task, but we hope this guide has shown that it’s within your reach.f you have any questions, feel free to contact us. The SABEResPODER team is here to help.