Interpreters & Translators


Interpret oral or sign language, or translate written text from one language into another.
Also called: Interpreter, Medical Interpreter, Sign Language Interpreter, Translator

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • foreign language
    Business
  • customer service
  • administrative services
    Communications
  • multimedia
  • telecommunications
    Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Hearing and Speech
  • recognize spoken words
  • speak clearly
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Ideas and Logic
  • order or arrange things

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include creating, designing, and making your own rules.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Foreign language software
  • AceTools.biz Ace Translator
  • Adapt It
    Web platform development software
  • Extensible HyperText Markup Language XHTML
  • Hypertext markup language HTML
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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