Profession

Interpreter and Translator


Description

An interpreter translates spoken or signed words from one language to another, which requires fluency in at least two languages. Interpreters may translate foreign or local languages, as well as Sign Language depending on their area of specialization.

Job Prospect

Low

Work Environment

Interpreters work in various industries, such as government, healthcare and academic settings. Travel might be involved, and interpreting may become stressful with communicators who continue at a fast pace even in the presence of an interpreter.

General and Personal Skills Required

Average Salary

Cost of Training

Recommended Level of Education

Secondary School

Professional Skills / Tools Required

Associated Disciplines

Foreign Languages, International Relations