Interpreters & Translators
Also called: Interpreter, Medical Interpreter, Sign Language Interpreter, Translator
What they do:Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.
On the job, you would:
- 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.
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- foreign language
- customer service
- administrative services
Safety and Government
- law and government
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- talking to others
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- communicate by speaking
- listen and understand what people say
Hearing and Speech
- recognize spoken words
- speak clearly
- pay attention to something without being distracted
- do two or more things at the same time
Ideas and Logic
- order or arrange things
People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Attention to Detail
- Self Control
- Stress Tolerance
You might use software like this on the job:
Foreign language software
- AceTools.biz Ace Translator
- Adapt It
Web platform development software