Interpreter, Medical Interpreter, Sign Language Interpreter, Translator
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Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst; Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Low-Flow; Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst Journeyman; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Apprentice, B-1; Bomber/Special Electronic Warfare and Radar Surveillance Integrated Avionics Helper, E-3 Computer/Electronic Warfare Systems; Cryptologic Language Analyst Apprentice; Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Korean; Cryptologic Language Analyst Helper, Spanish; Foreign Area Officer (FAO), C2ISREW; Human Intelligence Specialist
Attaché Intelligence Operations Technician; Civil Affairs Specialist; Foreign Area Officer, Middle East and North Africa; Foreign Area Officer, Western Hemisphere; Human Intelligence Collector; Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) Voice Interceptor; Special Forces; Special Forces Engineer Sergeant; Special Forces Medical Sergeant; Special Forces Weapons Sergeant
Advanced Cryptologic Language Analyst; Foreign Area Officer - Africa; Foreign Area Staff Non-Commissioned Officer-Eurasia; Linguist, Albanian; Linguist, Arabic (Yemeni); Linguist, Czech; Linguist, Hindi; Linguist, Macedonian; Linguist, Romanian; Linguist, Thai
Chinese Mandarin Advanced Language; Language Capability (Billets and Personnel) - CHINESE; Language Capability (Billets and Personnel) - ORYIA; Language Capability (Personnel Only) - ADIGEY; Language Capability (Personnel Only) - CHINESE-FUKIENESE; Language Capability (Personnel Only) - GREEK KATHAREVOUSA; Language Capability (Personnel Only) - KRIO; Language Capability (Personnel Only) - MISKITO; Language Capability (Personnel Only) - SAMOAN; Language Capability (Personnel Only) - TUPI
Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst; Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst Apprentice, Russian; Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Persian; Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst Helper, Persian; Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst Journeyman, Pashto; Cryptologic Language Analyst Apprentice, Chinese; Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Arabic; Cryptologic Language Analyst Craftsman, Spanish; Cryptologic Language Analyst Helper, Russian; Cryptologic Language Analyst Journeyman, Persian
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
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
You might use software like this on the job:
Web platform development software
Extensible hypertext markup language XHTML
Hypertext markup language HTML
Foreign language software
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Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or master's degree usually needed