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Language Interpreters

What Language Interpreters and Translators Do Interpreters and translators convert information from one language into another language. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language; translators work in written language. Interpreters work in schools, hospitals, courtrooms, and conference centers. Some work for translation companies or individual organizations. 

How to Become an Interpreter or Translator
Although interpreters and translators typically need at least a bachelor’s degree, the most important requirement is to have native-level proficiency in English and at least one other language. 

Pay - Job Outlook
The median annual wage for interpreters and translators was $44,190 in May 2015. Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to grow 29% by 2024.

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