Spanish Job Vocabulary

We have all dreamt about who we would grow up to be when we were young. Some of us wanted to be pilots, doctors and footballers just to name a few. There are many types of jobs in the world and they all depend on our personality; whether we want to get our hands dirty, or wake up and wear a […]

We have all dreamt about who we would grow up to be when we were young. Some of us wanted to be pilots, doctors and footballers just to name a few. There are many types of jobs in the world and they all depend on our personality; whether we want to get our hands dirty, or wake up and wear a suit and tie. Here you have occupation vocabulary so when you start your quest to find your perfect job in Spain, you’ll be more than ready.

 

1 – Jobs in the education sector

Probably the most important thing in our lives, education is the foundation for success in any child, teachers are intergral part of any child’s life and to those who provide and dedicate their lives to teaching, they all deserve a medal. It is safe to say that we all have had some form of education and some of our best memories, meeting our friends, amongst all other things happened when we were in school.

 

Teacher – profesor/a
Principal – director/a
Secretary – secretario/a
Librarian – bibliotecario/a
Janitor – limpiador/a
Bus driver – conductor/a de autobús
School security – vigilante de seguridad
Teacher´s assistant – asistente del profesor

 

 

2 – Jobs in an airport

The airport, often called a city within a city – this is due to their vast sizes. It can be considered a bastion of chaos; with various departments tirelessly working to make sure that your flight leaves on time and that you don’t get worked up while you wait for your bag to come. One has to be in awe by just how many different teams work together to maintain the functionality of such an amazing metropolis.

 

Pilot – Piloto
Air Steward – azafato/a de vuelo
Cabin crew – tripulación de cabina
Airplane mechanic – mecánico de aviones
Maintenance crew – equipo de mantenimiento
Ground crew – equipo de tierra
Air traffic controller – controlador de vuelo
Airport manager – gerente del aeropuerto
Customs officer – oficial de aduanas
Taxi driver – conductor de taxi

 

 

3 – White Collar Jobs

The office, (not the one with Steve Carrell) often reffered to as the white collar environment is a place we might found ourselves spending a good amount of our adult lives in, maybe sitting at a desk writing reports or conducting a high level meeting that will change the world. It could be that you are yearning for a move to Spain, but do you know what your job title will be called in Spanish?

 

CEO – director ejecutivo
Project manager – director de proyecto
Human resources – recursos humanos
Intern – becario
IT – Tecnología de la información
Accountant – contable
Lawyer – abogado
Stock bróker – corredor de bolsa
Supervisor – encargado

 

 

4- Hotel Industry Jobs

It could be the glamorous Hilton Hotel in Madrid, or it could be a normal three star hotel in downtown Malaga while you explore the city , hotels are the go to places for accommodation when one endeavors in their travel to a different city or abroad.However, whether it’s Helsinki or Melbourne, you will likely see the same staff operating in a hotel.

 

Housekeeping – servicio de limpieza
Waiter – camarero
Chef – jefe de cocina
Doorman – portero
Dishwasher – lavacopas/lavaplatos
Valet – aparcacoches
Laundryman – lavandero
Porter – botones

 

 

5 – Blue collar jobs

These are some of the most common jobs you might come across in your everyday life. There is a good chance that you have needed some of their services at some point – they deal with most everyday household related tasks, whether you need someone to mow the lawn or to come and fix the clogged toilet at home.

 

Barber – barbero
Electrician – electricista
Builder – albañil
Mechanic – mecánico
Carpenter – carpintero
Gardener – jardinero/a
Nanny – canguro
Plumber – fontanero

We hope that the above Spanish words will be useful to your future endeavors, and may have been helpful in guiding you towards you next career move, hopefully in Malaga, Spain. If Malaga is your intended destination, and you feel like you need further preparation in Spanish to help you in the workplace, then you are welcome to apply for our Business Spanish Course.

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