Translator

Connector & Leader

Potential salary $123,000

Translator

Translators aid with communication by transcribing words from one language to another. They often work for international companies and organizations, especially the United Nations. Translators are Connectors that bring people together by helping them communicate with one another, whether written or verbal. Translators must have strong interpersonal and communication skills, as they often have to work with a variety of personalities and ethnicities. They must also be detail-oriented, quick learners, and have strong time-management skills. Some of their main responsibilities include reading and describing documents, editing copies, and writing summaries. They also convert text into multiple languages, translate in-person meetings, and in some cases prepare subtitles for videos. Required degrees can vary depending on the position or organization, but at the most foundational level, translators must be fluent in at least two languages. Many translators will hold a Bachelor’s Degree of Arts related to Languages, Speech, or Communication. Job growth for translators is projected at 19% for the decade ending in 2028, which is much faster than the national average.

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