Living in or near the capital of the United States opens the doors to so many opportunities. Government and private sector jobs cross paths around our area, bringing a creative influx of several industries. What about translator jobs? The DC metro area has a higher demand for translators than almost anywhere else. If you think a career as a translator is a good fit for you, here are a few things to consider.
Requirements for Translator Jobs
A translator is someone proficient in two or more languages who can interpret, translate, express, and write to be understood by each audience. Some translators work exclusively in written communications, while others will translate real-time conversations. Professional translators generally have a bachelor’s degree and several years of experience in translation. They need to be proficient in two or more languages, both speaking and writing.
Career Growth Potential
Some creative ways to get experience for your resume include volunteering, school internships, externships, and cultural immersion programs. With experience as a translator, you have opportunities to work for large international corporations, the medical industry, journalism, and the government. Because of the levels and types of translator jobs, salary levels vary greatly.
To get a translator position, you need to demonstrate your competency in the language. In this post, published in October of 2021, we shared the typical proficiency levels and how to categorize them on your resume. For translator positions, you’ll need to be fluent in the language. You may be a native speaker fluent in English or an English speaker fluent in another language.
Finding A Translator job
Whether you’re looking for your first translator job or experienced and want to take your career to the next level, applying with a recruiter is a great next step. Recruiters who specialize in positions throughout the DC area can help you find opportunities that you may not have access to on your own.
Find Work As A Translator In DC or Beyond
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