The job is the most demanding of any of the more than 400 positions available for Spanish-speaking instrument technicians.
The salary is $60,000 and the job includes an eight-hour-a-day job, the ability to live in Mexico and to speak Spanish fluently, the opportunity to work in a large office and travel between the United States and Mexico.
But it’s the job of the very best to get a job, as many have noted.
“It’s the only one that requires a degree,” said Miguel Guillen, a former music teacher who now works as a technical director for a music academy in Mexico City.
“And it’s very hard to get one.
You have to pass the test.”
The U.S. Department of Labor said that job offers are “generally well-received” and that it’s not uncommon for instrument technicians to get their first jobs after college.
Census Bureau reported in 2012 that the average Spanish-speaker made an annual salary of $59,400 in 2015, down slightly from $60.10 in 2011.
But the number of instrument technicians is expected to increase dramatically.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last year that the number reached about 2.6 million last year, up from 1.9 million in 2007.
More than 60 percent of instrument workers were Hispanic, according to the bureau.
In some parts of the country, there are shortages of instruments, making it hard for instrumentists to get the jobs they need.
In the northern state of California, the Spanish language-only school system, known as LIS, has lost nearly half its teaching staff in the past year.
LIS also lost nearly 20 percent of its faculty in 2015.
“We are experiencing an extraordinary crisis in our schools and in our profession,” said LIS Superintendent Roberta Perez, who has worked to address the shortages by training more staff and improving language programs.
Perez has said that if more instrument technicians were given jobs in the United State, they would bring more jobs to the community.
The instrument technicians hired by LIS have been a critical source of income for the school system.
LISA also runs the Spanish Language and Literacy Program, a summer school in northern California.
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