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.
Interpreter/Translator Our client, an established automotive manufacturer in the Columbus area is looking for a Japanese-English Interpreter/Translator to join their team. This person should be fluent in reading, writing, and speaking both languages and be able to provide interpretation during department/company meetings, translation on technical documents, Japanese expatriates support, and assis...
DEA Translator The DEA is also hiring Special Agents. Learn more about applying for this opportunity and meet with hiring recruiters at: Pre-Register online at: www.catalystcareergroup.com The Job Fair of Chicago Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown 600 N. State Street Chicago, IL 60654 All of the companies at our job fairs have open positions they...
Need French Translator Location: Fargo, North Dakota Duration: Long Term We need English to French Translators for one our client. It is a Fulltime / Permanent Role with Tech Mahindra. Interested candidates who are local or willing to relocate can share their resume at the below mentioned email address. Karan Datta RMG Tech Mahindra ( Office: 646-558-7104 Ext- 910041 Email: karan.datta@te...
English-Japanese Bilingual Translator/Analyst 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, we are seeking a Bilingual Translator/Analyst who is reliable and able to adapt in a dynamic environment. In this role, we are looking for someone with excellent commu...
Pacific Manufacturing OH, Inc., Tier One Supplier to Toyota is currently seeking a Translator for our Air Controls Division. Must be fluent in Japanese to English and English to Japanese translation. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs, most importantly, Excel and Word. Essential Functions: · Serve as translator in meetings with Employees, Vendors, & Customers. The jobs may include p...
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 Translator/Interpreter/Executive Assistant Our client, an established international manufacturing company in the automotive industry, is currently seeking a Japanese Translator/Interpreter/Executive Assistant to join their team. In this position, the Translator/Interpreter/Executive Assistant will be responsible for maintaining positive relationships between Japanese and American team me...
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...
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: Arabic Bulgarian Czech Dutch Flemish...
Send Resume to: ***** ICT's website: www.ictnorthamerica.com Job Title: Japanese and English Speaking Interpreter and Translator Job Location: Company seeks a Japanese and English speaking interpreter and translator to work on-site, full-time at Toyota Motor Manufacturing facility in Buffalo, WV. Job Description: Company is seeking a full-time Japanese and English speakin...
Chinese Translator/Paralegal(Night Shift) Hudson Legal Group, PLLC – Ann Arbor, MI Job Duties: Translate our clients' messages from Chinese to English and vice versa. Answer our Chinese clients' phone calls. Translate blogs from English to Chinese. Post messages to Chinese social media and blogs. Some light administrative work. 30% paralegal duties, working with our attorneys. Work from 1...
Description Assists patients with limited English proficiency (LEP), physicians, nursing staff and other clerical personnel by providing interpretive services (English / Spanish) while patient is in the hospital . Qualifications REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, and/or EXPERIENCE Previous experience in a bilingual environment is required. Must possess basic healthcare Spanish interpretation skills...
Japanese / English Translator TOP Group is a specialist recruiting company that works with Japanese-related businesses throughout the United States. We have offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Dallas, and we work with companies from coast-to-coast. An international manufacturing company is looking for a Japanese/English Bilingual Translator/Interpreter near Atl...
Redwood City School District Redwood City, CA, 94063
Required: • Bilingual (Spanish/English) • Translator and/or Interpreter Certificate • Valid Class 3 California Driver’s License and evidence of appropriate automobile insurance, based upon DMV regulations. • Certificate or degree in translation and interpretation • Must pass District Proficiency test by at least 70% ....
Colusa County Office of Education Stonyford, CA, 95979
COLUSA COUNTY OFFICE OF EDUCATION CLASS TITLE: TRANSLATOR/INTERPRETER/SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER – SPECIAL EDUCATION BASIC FUNCTION: Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, the translator/interpreter will translate/interpret directly without any personal opinions or comments, written or oral communication, including the testing situation. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Interpret during assessments b...
Rocketship Education Palo Alto, CA, 94306
Spanish-English Translator (Part-Time) Organizational Overview Rocketship Education ( www.rsed.org ) is a network of public K through 5 charter schools serving primarily low-income students in neighborhoods where access to excellent schools is limited. Using a blend of traditional instruction, adaptive technology and targeted tutoring, Rocketship strives to meet the unique needs of each and every ...
Monterey County Office Of Education Salinas, CA, 93901
COMPLETED APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: 1. Completed Edjoin application 2. Letter of Intent 3. Resume 4. Three (3) current Letters of Recommendation...
Twin Rivers Unified School District Mcclellan, CA
EXPERIENCE One year of clerical experience is required. Translation and/or interpretation experience is preferred. Experience with non-English speaking students is highly desirable. EDUCATION High school graduation or equivalent is required. LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, BONDING AND/OR TESTING REQUIRED Successful completion of the District’s basic skills test. Current (within 1 year) evidence of the a...
Saddleback Valley Unified Mission Viejo, CA, 92691
Under general direction of the Coordinator of the Second Language Program, perform major oral and written translations from English into a designated language or from a designated language into English for the Saddleback Valley Unified School District; assist in screening the oral and written language qualifications of applicants for Classified biliterate positions; provide better communication wi...
Bloomberg New York, NY, 10007
Job Requisition Number: 41653 The Role Bloomberg News is seeking experienced translators to join our Chinese-language service working from New York. Responsibilities include the selection, translation and editing of stories. Successful applicants must have comprehensive knowledge of financial markets, possess strong abilities for translating English-language articles into Chinese, and be abl...
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Prepares for translation by studying text to be translated; researching subject matter; discussing needs with clients.
Verifies translation by proofreading translated text.
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