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
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- talking to others
- listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
- communicate by speaking
- listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
- order or arrange things
- notice when problems happen
- pay attention to something without being distracted
- do two or more things at the same time
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
You might use software like this on the job:
Web platform development software
Foreign language software
- AceTools.biz Ace Translator
- Stormdance CatsCradle
- Adult Basic Education, Adult Secondary Education, & English as a Second Language Instructors
- English Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
- Foreign Language & Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Speech-Language Pathology Assistants
You might like a career in one of these industries: