Interpreters and Translators Careers: Best Jobs of 2019

Interpreters and Translators Careers Among the Best Jobs of 2019_Telelanguage (Infographic)

Languages-interretersInterpreters and translators careers have again made it to top careers lists in 2019! Jobs for interpreters and translators are expected to continue growing at a much higher rate than other careers… Total employment in 2016 was 68,200 and that number is projected to grow by 18% to 80,300 by 2026, a rate significantly higher than the national average of 7%. 

Linguistic and cultural diversity in the United States, as well as global business, continue to drive a need for professional language services. Interpreters and translators’ careers are rewarding, as they are an integral part of providing communication and understanding for businesses, organizations, consumers, clients, and patients.

With the growing need for hihg-quality language services, interpreters and translators continue to top the lists of best jobs this year.

Here are a few resources that prove interpreters and translators will continue to be in high demand!


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Interpreters and Translators Careers Among the 100 Best Jobs of 2019. 

In 2019, interpreters and translators careers ranked #98 on the 100 Best Jobs of 2019, with an estimated 12,100 new job openings projected between 2016 and 2026.

The annual list of the 100 Best Jobs, from U.S. News and World Report, starts by identifying professions based on jobs data with the largest projected number of openings from 2016 to 2026, as determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The jobs on the list are then selected for the 2019 Best Jobs analysis and rankings. Rankings are determined by evaluating the following seven component measures:

  1. Median Salary
  2. Employment Rate
  3. 10-Year Growth Volume
  4. 10-Year Growth Percentage
  5. Future Job Prospects
  6. Stress Level
  7. Work-Life Balance


Interpreters and Translators Careers: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook (Interpreters and Translators)


Interpreter and Translators Careers Top 2019 List for Best Creative and Media Jobs

From the 2019 list of the 100 Best Jobs from U.S. News and World Report, interpreters and translators careers also ranked #2 on their occupational industry list for Best Creative and Media Jobs.

Best Creative and Media Jobs 2019: U.S. News and World Report (Interpreters and Translators Careers)

Source: Best Creative and Media Jobs 2019: U.S. News and World Report (Interpreters and Translators)


Top 10 Emerging Careers For College Grads in the U.S.

Interpreters and translators careers were ranked #1 on the 2017 list of the Top 10 Emerging Careers for College Grads in the U.S., an annual list released by The University of California San Diego Extension Center for Research on the Regional Economy. The report recognized increased diversity in the United States and globalization as major factors for accelerated creation for interpreters and translators jobs.

  1. Interpreters and translators
  2. Operations research analysts
  3. Personal financial advisors
  4. Computer systems analysts
  5. Software developers, applications
  6. Market research analysts and marketing specialists
  7. Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors
  8. Information security analysts
  9. Meeting, convention, and event planners
  10. Management analysts


Projected Growth Rate for Interpreters and Translators Jobs

The U.S. Department of Labor projects employment of interpreters and translators to grow almost 19% from 2018 to 2028, a rate much higher than the average for all occupations. Job prospects should be best for those who have at least a bachelor’s degree and for those who have professional certification.


Growth Rate for North American Language Services Market

The North America Interpretation Services Market was valued at USD 4.67 Billion in 2018. According to a new report by Verified Market Research, it is expected to witness a growth of 5.26% from 2019-2026 and reach USD 6.99 Billion by 2026.


Growth Rate for Global Language Services Industry

The global language services market has seen rapid growth. In fact, over the last ten years, the market has doubled in size. The global language services industry market size reached over 43 billion U.S. dollars in 2017 and is forecasted to rise to almost 47.5 billion by 2021.

Interpreters and Translators Careers in 2019 (Infographic)

Interpreters and Translators Careers: Best Jobs of 2019 | Telelanguage


As the limited English proficient population continues to grow, and population trends continue to shift, interpreters and translators careers will continue to be at the forefront of promising careers.

Being the link between languages and providing understanding is a rewarding and valuable skill. Telelanguage interpreters have acquired all training and certifications, and we are always looking to expand our team of certified interpreters. Find a list of our available positions here.


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