What types of work do Hispanic Americans do and in which occupations?

Hispanic Americans do all kinds of work. Here is an assortment of occupations that some have pursued.

You may be surprised to hear that some on the list are Latino.

Lyle Alzado: Football lineman

Martina Arroyo: Opera singer and sometime guest star on TV’s The Odd Couple

Joan Baez: Folksinger

Jerry Garcia: Deceased leader of the Grateful Dead

Richard “Cheech” Marin: Film and TV actor, formerly of the comedy duo Cheech and Chong

Antonia Novello: First female and first Hispanic American U.S. surgeon general (under President George Bush)

Geraldo Rivera: Occasionally rowdy talk show host and TV journalist

Paul Rodriguez: Stand-up comedian and actor

Jon Secada: Singer and heartthrob

Christy Turlington: Supermodel, notably in Calvin Klein ads

Vanna White: Letter turner on the TV game show Wheel of Fortune