Being Bilingual - 3 Ways
Being Bilingual Will Help You Get a Job
Being bilingual has never been a bigger asset when it comes to looking for a job. Even if one has no formal education, there is an opportunity for careers that require prospective employees to simply be bilingual in order to apply. Being bilingual can expand your choice of jobs as employers are in desperate need to communicate to more clients.
Being Bilingual Makes You Valuable
Because bilingual employees are a rarity, employers value them greatly. Companies and employers need people that can communicate in other languages in order to see to the needs of their clients. Most employees are not bilingual, so someone else is needed to bridge the communication barriers. Fluently speaking another language is like having job insurance. It is one of the greatest assets that an employee can have. As our nation continues to grow, and more people speak other languages, companies need individuals that are bilingual in order to maintain their business.
Being Bilingual Opens The Door to Higher Careers
In the past many job opportunities required extensive experience. Now, more employers are finding that they can train individuals for the job role, if those individuals bring certain valuable attributes to the table. Bilingual individuals by nature now have the ability to take on job roles that they never would have before, because the employers need them. As more advanced positions open, bilingual employees find themselves valuable and competitive in the eyes of the company, and may be able to work their way up quicker than employees who are not bilingual.
Being Bilingual Can Encourage a Company to Grow
If a company only offers a product to certain types of people, then their business revenue will be more limited than others that reach a broader group. For companies that are only able to communicate in English with their clients, an entire group of potential consumers may feel aliented and seek to do business elsewhere. By having bilingual employees, companies can expand their consumer base and attract individuals that may not have felt as welcome in the past. This increases company profits and attracts more customers.
Dentistry is quickly becoming one of the fields in need of more Spanish speaking workers that can aid in patient communication and care. As dental offices see more non-English speaking patients, it is becoming extremely valuable to have bilingual front desk workers and assistants who can communicate with these patients. In some cases being bilingual is even more important than having prior dental experience. However, having a combination of the two can make a prospective employee very, very valuable.
Bilingual persons that have received training in the dental field make extremely competitive job applicants. Online study is one way for bilingual job applicants to become familiar with and confident in roles as a dental office employee. Online training classes like those offered by Warschaw Learning Institute allow students to study at their own pace and become certified in courses like Dental Office Management, Dental Insurance Coding, Dental to Medical Cross Coding and HIPAA Compliant courses. Warschaw Learning Institute's courses are approved by the American Dental Association and led by professionals in the dental field. In just a few months, we can empower bilingual individuals with the knowledge that they need to begin a new career in the field of dentistry.
Written by Cathy Warschaw, Director
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Warschaw Learning Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.