INTERPRETERS AND TRANSLATORS

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.

OTHER JOB TITLES

Court Interpreter, Deaf Interpreter, Educational Interpreter, Interpreter, Medical Interpreter, Paraprofessional Interpreter, Sign Language Interpreter, Spanish Interpreter, Technical Translator, Translator

JOB TASKS

  • Follow ethical codes that protect the confidentiality of information.

  • Translate messages simultaneously or consecutively into specified languages, orally or by using hand signs, maintaining message content, context, and style as much as possible.

  • Listen to speakers’ statements to determine meanings and to prepare translations, using electronic listening systems as necessary.

  • Compile terminology and information to be used in translations, including technical terms such as those for legal or medical material.

  • Read written materials, such as legal documents, scientific works, or news reports, and rewrite material into specified languages.

ANNUAL SALARY

  • Workers on average earn $27.21/ hour $56,590 annual.
  • Projected Growth (2019-2029) Much faster than average (8% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2019-2029) 8,800

REQUIRED EDUCATION

High school diploma/GED, Bachelor’s Degree

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