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Interpreters and Translators

Job Information

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


  • About 26 percent of interpreters and translators are self-employed; many freelance and work in this occupation only sporadically.
  • In addition to needing fluency in at least two languages, many interpreters and translators need a bachelor's degree.
  • Employment is expected to grow much faster than average.
  • Job prospects vary by specialty and language.


Personality I'm creative
Salary $44,160/yr ($22.08/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Associates Degree