World Languages at Aquinas College


Quick Facts: Interpreters and Translators
2020 Median Pay $52,330 per year 
$25.16 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's degree
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2020 81,400
Job Outlook, 2020-30 24% (Much faster than average)
Employment Change, 2020-30 19,300

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • Translators provide products and services, and work with written documents, as distinguished from interpreters, who work as oral language mediators. While most practitioners pursue one field or the other, it is possible to work in both. Interpreters and translators are employed in a variety of industries: schools, colleges and universities; healthcare and social assistance, especially hospitals; and other areas of government, such as Federal, State and local courts. Other employers of interpreters and translators include interpreting and translation agencies. Translators work predominantly into the mother tongue.

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