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CERTIFIED SPANISH INTERPRETER: Court Trials Are Especially Interesting

About this video 

Benjamin is a certified Spanish interpreter who works in the courts. He shares with us what a typical day looks like for him as a freelance interpreter and how he got into this field. Benjamin also talks about what he's learned since he's been an interpreter and he advises those interested in getting into this field to give it a try.

School: University of Madrid ; University of Madrid - San Francisco State University
Degree: Linguistics
Job Title: Spanish Interpreter

Job Summary: Interpreters and Translators

Job Description

Interpreters and translators convert information from one language to another. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language, translators in written language.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

Additional Info

Although degree of study may vary, interpreters and translators generally need specialized training, available at colleges and universities nationwide and through training programs, conferences, and courses.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the American Translators Association.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$20,000 - $90,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
40 to 50 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Remote
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Public speaking ability, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, People skills

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