Translators and Interpreters among most in-demand & high-paying jobs in 2014

February 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Interpretation News

With increasingly diversified population in the United States, there is a demand for interpreters and translators in 2014, among other occupations that make up the Top 12 high-wage, in-demand, skilled positions this year.

CareerBuilder teamed up with Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) to identify the occupations that grew by at least seven percent from 2010 to 2013, are projected to grow in 2014, and pay at least $22 per hour. EMSI data is collected from more than 90 federal and state sources, such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau and state labor departments.

Not only do these jobs offer financial and career security, but they also contribute to the economic growth of other occupations. It also notes that job seekers need to be ready to prove their skills in order to land one of these roles.

According to the report, data for interpreters and translators is as follows:

Total employment in 2013: 69,887

Added 8,377 jobs from 2010-2013, up 14 percent

Median hourly earnings: $22.39

One of the benefits of being an interpreter or translator is the “personal satisfaction and gratification you get when you are able to meet the needs of the students and their families,” says Jenny, a Korean court certified interpreter in Los Angeles.

“You cannot see, hear, or read foreign language without an interpreter.” And it takes a long time to be a trained interpreter and translator.

LA Translation and Interpretation provides 30-hour, 60-hour, 10 weeks, one year and two year program in translation and interpreting to help people become certified medical and court interpreters. For more info on how to become a medical and court certified interpreter, please visit www.latranslation.com/the-school.

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