We use cookies to better understand how you use our site and to provide ads and other offers that may be most relevant to you. By closing this message box or continuing to use our site, you agree to our use of cookies. To find out more, please see our Privacy Policy.

Occupation Profile for Interpreters and Translators

Translate or interpret written, oral, or sign language text into another language for others.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$35,560.00 Median Annual Wage 2,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
5.7 Average Unemployment Percentage 15.9 Percentage That Completed High School
41,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 36.3 Percentage That Had Some College
51,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 47.8 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Administrative Aide
American Sign Language Interpreter (ASL Interpreter)
Bilingual Interpreter
Bilingual Secretary
Braille Translator
Conference Interpreter
Conference Translator
Court Interpreter
Deaf Interpreter
Diplomatic Interpreter
Educational Interpreter
Foreign Language Interpreter
Freelance Translator
Interpreter
Language Translator
Linguist
Medical Interpreter
Paraprofessional Interpreter
Per Diem Interpreter
Sign Language Interpreter
Sign Language Translator
Spanish Interpreter
Technical Translator
Translator

Related Occupations

Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Educate students, parents, staff, and teachers about the roles and functions of educational interpreters.
  • Supplemental — Adapt software and accompanying technical documents to another language and culture.
  • Core — Translate messages simultaneously or consecutively into specified languages, orally or by using hand signs, maintaining message content, context, and style as much as possible.
  • Supplemental — Train and supervise other translators or interpreters.
  • Core — Check translations of technical terms and terminology to ensure that they are accurate and remain consistent throughout translation revisions.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Related College Curriculum
 
Featured Online Colleges
 
For more online colleges, click here.
 
Colleges Offering Curriculum

4210710 Interpreters and Translator Jobs Found


Shipt is a same-day delivery service that helps people get the things they need, like fresh produce and household essentials, from stores they trust. Help people save time and have fun while you're ...
Shipt - Clinton Township, MI, USA - posted 5 days ago ago
Customer Service/Sales associates provide fast, friendly service by actively seeking out customers to assess their needs and provide assistance. These associates learn about products using our tools ...
The Home Depot - Brokaw, WI, USA - posted 1 hour ago ago
Job Posting Detail Apply Now Truck Driver CDL A - Local | Rancho Dominguez, CA Home Time Frequency: Daily Average Weekly Pay: $1,500 - $2,000 Other Pay: $500 Bonus Steady Work: Yes Type of Handling
Transforce - Carson, CA, USA - posted 5 days ago ago
Schedule: Full Time Seasonal, Part-Time Seasonal Shifts: Overnight, Sunrise, Day, Evening, Weekend Flexible Shift Requirements All flexible shift associates will start on a standard training schedule ...
Amazon Workforce Staffing - Richmond, CA, USA - posted 4 days ago ago
Schedule: Part -Time Regular, Reduced Time Regular Shifts: Morning, Day, Evening, Weekend Flexible Shift Requirements All flexible shift associates will start on a standard training schedule for 1 ...
Amazon Workforce Staffing - Pacifica, CA, USA - posted 3 days ago ago
IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO STOP LOOKING AND COME WORK FOR US!! $1,500 Sign-on Bonus The Company: In the last 74 years, Campora Propane continues to serve thousands of satisfied customers throughout ...
Campora Inc. - Redding, CA, USA - posted 19 days ago ago
As a Patient Services Representative (PSR) you are a key member of a cross-functional team united by their devotion to serve others. You are the first point of contact for your patients, providers ...
Quantum Health - Columbus, OH, USA - posted 1 month ago ago
Interested in a Driver position? CDL - Class A Tractor Trailer Shuttle Drivers Jackson, Missouri $44,345 - $47,000 First Year Earnings Annual Increases 48-Hour Weekly Schedule Home Daily No Touch ...
DHL Supply Chain - Millersville, MO, USA - posted just now ago
We offer high earning potential through our base ($36,000) + commission compensation. Responsibilities: * Perform business-to-business, outside selling activities, including face-to-face and cold ...
HireQuest - Minot, ND, USA - posted 8 hours ago ago
Our associates celebrate lives. We celebrate our associates. Consider the possibilities of joining a Great Place to Work! Responsible for assisting with the purchasing card help desk in the Supply ...
Service Corporation International - Houston, TX, USA - posted 6 days ago ago
Jobs results sponsored by ZipRecruiter
More Interpreters and Translator Job Results...
 
 
 
 
 

JOB SEARCH