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Studying translation or interpreting opens doors to many jobs

  • Translator
  • Interpreter
  • Terminologist
  • Software and games localizer
  • Tester of localized software and games
  • Revisor / Editor
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Engineer of computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools
  • Writer
  • Court reporter
  • Global sales, marketing, and more

These jobs are offered by various types of companies and organizations:

  • Global corporations
  • Governmental and non-governmental agencies
  • International organizations
  • Publishers translating world literature
  • Companies developing software and other IT products, such as video games and social media platforms
  • Firms creating translation tools

The number of these jobs is growing... and they have some great perks!

According to the Common Sense Advisory (CSA), a leading market research thinktank, the global market for translation and interpreting services has been growing steadily for at least the last ten years -- in some cases 10 percent year to year -- and will continue this trend. Between 2018 and 2021, it is forecast to grow from 46.5 billion to 56.2 billion USD, or about seven percent annually. Its research also indicates that translators enjoy above average working conditions including flexible hours and work locations, decent pay, career mobility, and an overall high level of job satisfaction. And job security is top-notch; during economic downturns, the number of translation jobs actually increases as domestic firms seek to enter new markets.

Do you have these skills? Then a career in translation or interpreting is right for you

  • Excellent command of your native language
  • Excellent knowledge of at least one other language
  • A general interest in languages, and motivation to continue developing language skills
  • Detail-oriented and good organizational skills.

Computers in translation

Nowadays, translators often do their work with the aid of computers, or computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools. If you enjoy working with computers that can be a great advantage. Translators who are proficient in CAT tools are highly in demand. Fortunately, CAT tools are a major component of our program.