A translator is someone who translates documents from one language to another or translates speech in real time between two parties who do not understand one another. Translators require high levels of fluency in both of the languages they speak as well as a high level of education. Because of the number of languages, translators tend to specialize in only a few. As a result, they serve important roles in news, the government, and on a freelance basis. The pay is high, but the work itself is often difficult and taxing.
Translator Education Requirements
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the desired language is required to become a translator. In addition, the candidate must display fluency and aptitude as well as the ability to speak above a mere conversational level. Translators must possess strong social skills and be able to listen and speak simultaneously, as well as read and write in their language of choice. On the job training is usually provided for specific details that may require more explanation. The job will often require travel to and from locations.
Translator Job Market
The job market for translators is expected to grow by 46 percent by 2022, an enormous amount of growth by any standards. This will lead to an estimated 3,810 jobs opening every year. Translators often work in government positions, courthouses, universities, and more. Those who work on a freelance basis are able to charge whatever rates they want and usually make a very comfortable living doing so.
The wage of a translator is highly dependent on who the employer is. For instance, a translator may make as little as $14 to $17 an hour in a small law office while making $24 an hour in a larger engineering company. On the other hand, one who works for a large communications group might make as much as $60 an hour. Freelance translators have no real limit on their earning potential provided they charge a rate that clients are willing to pay.
Coordinate the processing of Short-Term Disability including: administering, processing, and tracking of all Short-Term Disability. Assist with administrative duties for processing leave of absences including: translation, administering, processing, and tracking of leaves. Ensure that the employee leave process remains in compliance with company policies, procedures, benefits, and Federal and Stat...
Nesco Resource has partnered with a leading automotive manufacturer in search of a Translator/Interpreter for their Columbus, OH location. Qualified candidates will be able to perform the position’s responsibilities as well as meeting the required skills listed below: Summary: The Translator/Interpreter’s main job duties will be supporting the Research & Development department by translating tec...
Job Description: Company seeks Japanese and English speaking interpreter and translator to work for 3 to 6 months as a communication bridge between the Japanese and American employees. Candidate will support the Japanese advisers on-site at the Nissan Motors Plant in Canton, Mississippi. Candidate will work Monday through Friday, and some overtime and nightshift may be required. Requirements: M...
Bilingual Translator/Interpreter (Japanese-English) Our client, and established and well respected company in the automotive industry is currently seeking a Bilingual Translator/Interpreter (Japanese-English) to join their team. For this position we are looking for candidates with experience working in a Japanese manufacturing environment, the ability to perform simultaneous interpretation and wh...
Interpreter/Translator An established and international automotive company is currently searching for a Japanese-English to work as an Interpreter/Translator in their quality department. This person should be fluent in both languages and be able to provide interpretation and translation for department staff. As part of this position in the quality department, the administrator will help gather an...
Junior Korean Translator ManpowerGroup Public Sector is a wholly owned subsidiary of ManpowerGroup [NYSE: MAN] and a leading translation and localization services provider located in Falls Church, VA. ManpowerGroup Public Sector provides a full range of language translation solutions for documentation, software, web, and multimedia applications in 150+ language combinations. We are seeking a Jun...
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ManpowerGroup Public Sector is seeking multiple qualified linguists to work at our office on short-term projects on a freelance basis. Duties may include translation, editing, gisting, audio transcription, and other linguistic tasks. Assignments may range from several days to several months per our government clients requirements. The languages needed are: Finnish Georgian Estonian Dutch Germ...
Position Title: Translations Project Manager Department: Translations Location: Alexandria, Virginia POSITION SUMMARY " Manage multiple ongoing translation projects with internal employees and external clients " Determine project parameters to create scope, cost and schedule quotes " Negotiate pricing with contractors, monitor project costs and create internal budgets for team member " Supe...
An established tier 1 automotive supplier is seeking a Japanese Language Specialist to add to their team. This person will use their experience and talents to provide overall administrative and support services for the Sales Account team translating documents. Must be fluent written and verbally in the Japanese language. Responsibilities for the Administrator Provide administrative and language ...
Our client is looking for Japanese/English bilingual Interpreter and Translator. This position will be short-long term temporary employee. Job Description: One of our clients is seeking a full time Japanese/English speaking interpreter and translator. Ideal candidate will assist Auto related teams with interpreter and translator, as well as assist in both written and spoken communications. Qu...
Japanese-English Speaking Executive Assistant/Translator/Interpreter Do you speak fluent Japanese and English? Are you excited to work with a successful international company? Our client is a well known manufacturer in the automotive industry. CUrrently, they are seeking a Japanese-English Speaking Executive Assistant/Translator/Interpreter who has a strong work ethic and the ability to stay orga...
Mandarin to English / Tagalog to English Interpreter/Translator Are you fluent in Mandarin, Tagalog, and English? Are you able to facilitate oral communication between Americans and their Chinese counterparts? We are a successful Software development company with roughly 70 employees in the United States that is seeking a candidate to help facilitate technical communications between our Busines...
Visiting Health Services of New Jersey, Inc. provides home health care to residents in Passaic County, as well as parts of Bergen and Morris Counties. We are seeking a safety escort/translator to accompany our staff to patient homes. We are looking for a bi-lingual (Spanish/English) individual, with a valid driver's and insured vehicle, who is willing to work on an as-needed basis, including some...
Interpreter/Translator (Japanese/English) Our client is a highly successful automotive supplier. Currently, we are seeking a responsible and focused Japanese and English speaking Interpreter/Translator to provide support to a key Engineer and throughout the company. Requirements We are very interested in talking to candidates with the following qualifications: Must speak, read and write at a v...
A company is seeking a Bilingual Japanese/English Equity Research Translator with at least 3 years of work experience in translating financial-related documents from Japanese to English. Must speak, read and write Japanese language skill. Basic PC skills are required including Word and Excel. Must have a four year degree. This is a full time position with bonus, excellent benefits including 401K. ...
Medical and/or Legal Interpreters!! Interpreters needed to work in the Medical and/or Legal Field as independent contractors. Must have reliable transportation and speak good english including native language. Seeking interpreters in all languages. Willing to train the right people if interested and want to earn extra money!!! All Languages Needed Including: -Twi -Krio -Vietnamese -Amharic ...
Contract Japanese-English Bilingual Interpreter/Translator Are you fluent in Japanese and English? Do you have translation/interpretation experience? Our client is a successful manufacturing company that is currently seeking a Contract Japanese-English Interpreter/Translator to join their team. For this position we are are looking for a candidate with work experience in an automotive or manufactu...
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Senior Manager, Investment & Platform Marketing - Complexity Translator Job Label:ASMK-SrMgr-IP-Marketing You are a savvy investment services marketing professional with a talent for converting complex financial information into comprehensible prose. We’re seeking a Senior Manager, Investment and Platform Marketing, help take our materials aimed at independent investment advisors and the clients...
Japanese/English Translator/Interpreter Direct Hire - South Bay Area Large international company in the South Bay area is in search of a Japanese/English Translator/Interpreter. A bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 5 years translation/interpretation experience is required. Automotive-related technical translation experience is a major plus. Position:Japanese/English Translator/Interpreter Loc...
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$19,800.00 - $95,400.00
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Facilitates communication by translating text.
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Prepares translation by dictating or keying translated text.
Maintains confidentiality of information as necessary.
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