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Translator Overview

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.

Translator Salary

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.

659 Translator jobs found on Monster.

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The Technical Translator is a key member of our documentation team, responsible for the translation, development, and maintenance of technical information for international audiences. Primary Responsibilities Translates source documents into French Gathers technical information for product releases by researching available product information, such as design specs and prototypes, as well as int...
General Overview: To translate oral and written communications into Japanese and English, verify the accuracy of the technical content of documents translated, prepare type-written correspondence, technical documents and other materials in both English and Japanese and to provide support to the President. Other duties as assigned. Knowledge/Experience: Ability to prepare written confidential co...
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Japanese-English translator Mount Prospect, IL Duration: 5 months Type:Contract Job Purpose: Facilitates communication by translating text. Duties: * Prepares for translation by studying text to be translated; researching subject matter. * Translates text by understanding the thoughts expressed; incorporating cultural influences; consulting dictionaries, thesauri, and references; conferrin...
Position Summary: Support Research & Development activities by translating technical documents as well as interpreting small meetings to large company wide evaluation meetings. Primary Position Responsibilities: Consecutive and simultaneous interpreting of day-to-day communication (work-related communication specifically), internal and external meetings, and internal evaluation report meetings ...
Japanese-English Interpreter/Translator Our client is a successful manufacturing company that is currently seeking a Japanese-English speaking Interpreter/Translator to become part of their team. For this position, we are looking for Interpreter/Translators with excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, the ability to stay organized, and an understanding of business practices and cultu...
Description: ABOUT THE POSITION Act as main linguistic point of contact for the core team and Business unit. Communicate with customer on processes and quality issues. Set linguistic strategy on identified projects; including identifying linguistic process steps, creation of specifications, setting glossary, TM & style guide strategy, as well as reference material. Act as a vendor point of co...
Description: ABOUT THE POSITION Act as main linguistic point of contact for the core team and Business unit. Communicate with customer on processes and quality issues. Set linguistic strategy on identified projects; including identifying linguistic process steps, creation of specifications, setting glossary, TM & style guide strategy, as well as reference material. Act as a vendor point of co...
We are looking for a Hmong Translator for the Fond du Lac School District. This position would be working with the children and parents during the school day and at parent teacher meetings. Approx 35 hours per week following the school year calendar. Please submit your updated resume....
Overview: SOC LLC is looking for a French Interpreter with a Protective Security Specialist background. The position will be located in Africa. Responsibilities: This position / labor category is staffed in accordance with the requirements described below: a. Perform Translator/Interpreter duties in conjunction with personnel protective service detail assignments. b. The PSS shall be designa...
The Translator (Spanish) will translate game text from English into Spanish. All text must be translated including dialogue, menus/user interface elements, and in-game art assets from a suite of educational games. Responsibilities of the Translator (Spanish): Translate game text from English into Spanish Relay the style and tone of the original language Work with Product Owner to ensure langua...
iNSPIRE! is an award-winning independent advertising agency that specializes in connecting with today’s Latino consumer. Established in 1997, iNSPIRE! is based in Dallas, Texas with 12 field offices across the country. We specialize in full service marketing. Some of our clients include: McDonald’s, Sprint, Boost Mobile, Virgin Mobile, Heineken, Tecate, Indio Beer, People En Español and Visionwork...
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...
Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firms with nearly 18,000 employees world...
Downriver Community Services is seeking a PT Translator Reading & writing in Spanish & English is a must. 15-20 hrs/wk w/ some evenings. Please send resumes to ***** or fax: Nikole at (810) 794-4407 Click to apply by EMAIL =...
Company seeks Japanese and English speaking interpreter and translator to work full time as a communication bridge between the Japanese and American employees. Candidate will support the Japanese staff on-site at a large Japanese Plant in Memphis, TN . Candidate will work Monday through Friday. Requirements: Must be able to speak both English and Japanese fluently. Must be proficient in MS word...
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...
Korean Translation Editor, Jr. Korean Translators and Korean Translation Project Manager 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 a...
Now Hiring Hindi and Punjabi Translator $18/hr(Based on exp) Temp-To-Perm Assignment New York, NY Duties/Requirements: Translate candidate names, titles, offices and all other materials. This may also include some legal documents Able to attend fieldwork events and activities and prepare reports in English Have knowledge and experience with a usable Hindi and Punjabi computer software (pro...
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...
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. ...

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