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INTERPRETER: Speaks Four Languages And Also Lived In Those Countries

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Mariana, a native Spanish speaker from Mexico, talks about traveling and working abroad to learn German, French, and English. Living in a country is the best way to learn its language.

Degree: International/Global Studies - Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services
Job Title: Interpreter & Translator

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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