Interpreters and translators jobs topped best careers lists in 2017 and jobs are projected to continue growing at a much higher rate than other careers. 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.
Diversity of language and culture in the United States and global business means there is a continued need for removing communication barriers. Interpreters and translators are an integral part of providing communication and understanding for businesses and organizations. With the growing need for 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 jobs will continue to be excellent careers!
Interpreters and Translators Jobs: Named the #1 Top Emerging Career For College Grads in the United States
Interpreters and translators shot to the top of the list this year 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 recognizes increased diversity in the United States and globalization as major factors for accelerated creation for interpreters and translators jobs.
2017 Top 10 Emerging Careers For College Grads in the U.S.:
- Interpreters and translators
- Operations research analysts
- Personal financial advisors
- Computer systems analysts
- Software developers, applications
- Market research analysts and marketing specialists
- Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors
- Information security analysts
- Meeting, convention, and event planners
- Management analysts
Projected Growth Rate for Interpreters and Translators
The U.S. Department of Labor projects employment of interpreters and translators to grow 17% from 2016 to 2026, much faster 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.
U.S. World and News Report
U.S. News and World Report ranked interpreters and translators as the #1 Best Creative & Media Jobs, which includes scoring in areas of Salary, Job Market, Future Growth, Stress and Work Life Balance.
They also ranked interpreters and translators #64 on their list of The 100 Best Jobs.
Interpreters and Translators Jobs in 2017 (Infographic)
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As we continue to grow in linguistic diversity and globalization, interpreters and translators jobs 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 of the above 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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