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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.


812 Translator jobs found on Monster.

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We are seeking a German QA Tester to work on-site at San Jose, CA. We have positions for both full-time as well as for freelance basis. Please find below the job description and kindly reply with your interest levels in taking up this project. Also, please advice on your expected hourly rate. Job Description: You will perform the localization testing and QA of mobile applications, user guides, P...
Job Summary: A Bilingual Customer Support Technician is responsible for providing application support via our help desk. This position requires high availability, good verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish, and an excellent attitude. Tasks include, but not limited to, troubleshooting application bugs, answering how-to questions, and assisting clients with their applicatio...
Bilingual (Japanese/English) Translator/interpreter for a Global Manufacturing Company TOP Group is one of the largest Japanese/English bilingual recruiting agencies in the country. Our Chicago office works with many global manufacturing companies in the Midwest. A Global Manufacturing Company in Ohio is looking for a qualified candidate for a Bilingual (Japanese/English) Translator/interpreter. ...
Interpreter/Translator An established and international automotive company is currently searching for a Japanese and English speaker to work as an Interpreter/Translator. This company is in need of a person not only with great language skills but also someone who is able to understand technical concepts and transmit those meanings between both languages. This person should be fluent with advanced...
We are looking for a Spanish 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 and or conferences. Approx 32 - 35 hours per week following the school year calendar. Please submit your updated resume....
Position Summary ( Japanese Translator/ Administrator): Translation support for quality improvement activities internally and at suppliers, sister plants, and customer facilities to help improve our quality structure from a corporate level. Support quality training and other administration activities or projects upon request. Qualifications: * Associates Degree or equivalent work experience * ...
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...
Description: ABOUT THE POSITION Coordinate and manage delivery of multiple translations to customers. Provide urgent and time-critical translations that require quick turn-around and potentially work on larger translation projects as well. Ensure overall translation quality and timelines. Work directly with Lionbridge's Customer on the translations, while still representing Lionbridge as the t...
Our client (Japanese Manufacturing company) is looking for Japanese/English bilingual Interpreter and Translator. This position will be temporary basis. The assignment will be at least 2 months or longer depending on future staffing need). Job Description: He/She will be responsible for translating documents and manuals (such as safety documents and corporate manual) from Japanese to English or...
Founded in 1989, CALNET, Inc. has become one of the fastest growing privately held companies in the Technology, Intelligence Analysis, and Language Services consulting arena. Headquartered in Reston, VA and with a branch office in San Diego, CALNET employees deliver true value to our customers by employing best practices, world class technologies industry expertise in every project. CALNET is a CM...
The National Language Service Corp (NLSC) is a one-of-a kind organization that offers citizens with language skills the chance to help communities and the government during times of crises, emergencies and non-emergencies; domestic or abroad. To read more about the NLSC and our mission, please visit our website at We are seeking volunteers for assignments with a federal ag...
Prestigious Financial Institution seeks a Japanese Financial Translator for their Equity Division. Primary responsibility includes translating Equity Research reports from Japanese to English. Requirements: Native English fluency is MUST. Must be able to read technical financial reports in Japanese. At least one year of Japanese/English translation experience (preferably in financial field). ...
Siter-Neubauer & Associates is currently conducting a search for a Thai-English Linguist-Aviation-Urgent need in DFW: My client is one of the world’s leading commercial aircraft manufacturer within the aviation industry. Looking for a professional Thai-English Linguist to do translation during a 6-wk course ensuring correct terminology, styles and grammar as it pertains to Aviation throughout t...
Technical Writer & Translator needed for NYC branch of high-end, handcrafted Italian jewelry Co. Reqs: Bachelor's degree in Foreign Language & Literature, Linguistics, or rel + 2 yrs of exp. in the job off. Rel. exp. must include: Proficiency in Italian (written & spoken communication); Translating & composing complex, analytical reports; & Preparation & translation of promotional materials. Resum...
Send Resume to: ***** ICT's website: JobTitle: Japanese and English Speaking Interpreter and Translator JobLocation: Company seeks a Japanese and English speaking interpreter and translator to work on-site, full-time at a large automotive manufacturing facility in Tupelo, MS. Job Description: Company is seeking a full-time Japanese and English spea...
Consider joining Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories where people are the most important element in our chemistry. With over $1 billion in annual revenues and 15,000 employees across 190 sites in 36 countries, Eurofins is a leading international group of laboratories providing an unparalleled range of testing and support services to the pharmaceutical, food, environmental and consumer products industr...
Job Purpose: Facilitates communication by performing related duties. Duties: * Prepares for interpretation/translation by researching subject matter; studying text to be translated. * Translates speech/text by listening to speaker; understanding the thoughts expressed; incorporating cultural influences; consulting other sources as necessary; explaining the thought in target language while simu...
Translator/Interpreter A leading international food manufacturing company is seeking a qualified Translator/Interpreter for their Irwindale location. This person will be responsible for direct communication with the executive management team. Required Qualifications: - Fluent Bilingual language abilities in Japanese/English languages (speak, read & write) - Experience with translating in a bus...
Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM) is seeking a Human Resources Specialist-Japanese Translator to join our winning team at our corporate headquarters in Columbus, Indiana. TIEM is part of Toyota Material Handling Group, which is the world’s leading material handling company. PRIMARY DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Provide support to Executives and special events Manage various company pro...
Spanish Translators Fort Benning, GA
Apply Now ? Apply to this Job Attach your resume Job Description Translation will be for the School of Professional Military Education (SPME) Command and General Staff Officer Course (CGSOC), and the Captain’s Career Course (CCC), followed by all other WHINSEC translation requirements. The material to be translated will be selected by the Government and will be presented to the contractor in ...

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