The position of translator or interpreter requires someone with proficiency in at least two languages. A high school degree and/or a bachelor's degree, fluency in both languages, and additional courses focusing on translation skills are usually required. Interpreters and translators are required to have sufficient knowledge of the subject matter that they will be translating. For example, translators and interpreters often work in health care settings, where it is important to have an understanding of medical terminology in order to accurately assist doctors and patients.
Interpreter or Translator Tasks
Proofread, edit, and revise translated materials.
Assist in creating documents and presentation materials in foreign languages for meetings and general communications.
Translate or interpret written, oral, or sign language text into another language for others.
Provide linguistic assistance to clients or associates.