Latin American and Latino Studies

Many LALS majors have pursued graduate studies in history, literature, communications, sociology, public health, geography, anthropology, economics, law and bilingual education.

Graduates of this program have found employment in a wide variety of fields including: 

High School History Teacher
Coordinator of State/Federal Projects for a School District 
Bilingual Elementary School Teacher 
Bilingual Coordinator for a High School 
Associate Professor of Anthropology 
Professor of Sociology 
Migrant Teacher
ESL Teacher in a private language academy

Government and Community Service 
Outreach Worker, Urban Drug Prevention Program
Public Assistance Specialist, County Dept. of Employment and Social Services 
Education Director, Stop AIDS Project 
Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Relief Administrator
Junior Associate with the United Nations, International Labor Organization 
Disability Insurance Program Supervisor State of California

Marketing Coordinator 
Vice President Operations, American Golf Players Association 
European Sales Manager for a sporting goods manufacturer
Manager at a technology firm
Worker’s Compensation Manager

Health Care
Physician’s Assistant
Occupational Therapist 

Law and Legal Services
Court Attorney, NY State Supreme Court
Probation Officer

Journalism and Media
Magazine writer
Newspaper editor
Television station programmer
Self-employed Independent Video Producer


Electronic Network for Latin American Careers and Employment, the premiere job bank dedicated exclusively to Latin Americanists. Includes a number of great career resource links including jobs, internships and fellowships. 

BiLingual Jobs
Latino Pro
Spanish Jobs Now


Deep Sweep 
Community Career Center
onPhilanthropy (includes jobs for recent college grads)
Nonprofit Career Network
Opportunities NOC’s
Philanthropy News Network Online (great social service jobs site)
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit opportunities)


Latin American Studies Association (includes job listings, mostly academic)
Society for Latin American Studies