Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics Translation and Interpretation careers are set to increase at a rate of 29% through 2024.
Business Developer Manager
Computer and Software Services
Careers Options requiring Foreign Languages then are equally growing
Foreign Travel Advisors
* Figures from Occupational Outlook Manual - Bureau of Labor Statistics- Dec 2015. Projected yearly growth 2014-2024
Percentage Growth by Industry
As business gets more globalized, the need to reach untapped markets and connect with them is essential.
Security and Protection
Educational Administration(Study Abroad Programs)
ARTS, MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
Non Profit or Public Interest Law
The Federal Government is one of the biggest employers. Organizations as the FBI, CIA, Department of State, US Customs and Border Patrol, US Citizen and Immigration Services,Department of Defense including
US Armed Forces
National Security Agency
Department of Commerce
Agency for International Development (USAID)
Peace Corps, VISTA, Americorps
Library of Congress
Voice of America
US District Courts
* all applications require thorough clearance and background checks and state certifications for court interpreters.
* Figures from Occupational Outlook Manual - Bureau of Labor Statistics- Dec 1015. Projected yearly growth 2014-2024
Marketable Skills in the Translation and Interpretation Field.
Your fluency in different languages has provided you with many subtle skills that have been overlooked in your professional life
Occupational Outlook Manual - Bureau of Labor Statistics- Dec 2015
Peace Corps- https://passport.peacecorps.gov/2015/12
Angelo State University http://www.angelo.edu/
VistaWide World Languages and Cultures http://www.vistawide.com
Sensitivity and knowledge of other cultural customs, norms and values
Adjust easily to different environments
Presentation of ideas clearly and thoroughly
Ability to interact with different cultures
Present and persuade
Oral presentations and public speaking
Excellent command of language written and oral
University of Georgia http://career.uga.edu/
ATA certification is a voluntary demonstration of translation skills. As such, it reflects a strong commitment to the profession and its ethical practice—a distinction that can attract clients and open doors to new business.
American Translators Association Website
American Translators Association - https://www.atanet.org