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Accent Reduction: One of Hottest Job Skills is Fluency in English and Another Language

Accent Reduction: One of Hottest Job Skills is Fluency in English and Another Language


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Fluency in English and another language is one of the hottest job skills in the U.S.

As early as 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor noted that translators and interpreters  would be one of the 15 fastest growing occupations in the nation.  Growth rate of 42% in the ten years between 2010 and 2020 is expected.

Interpreters focus on spoken language, and translators focus on written language.

Which languages offer the highest salaries?  In government jobs, it’s middle eastern languages like Arabic, Farsi and Pashto (Afghani).  In private sector jobs, it’s Scandinavian and Asian languages that pay the most.

The Army, big city police departments, and State department cannot get enough workers with fluency in a foreign language. Neither can the top companies like the Fortune 500, hospitals, local courts, and schools.

Spanish is the second most common language in the United States, after English. Being bilingual in Spanish-English may make being hired more likely in regions with large numbers of Latino persons.

According to Dorothea Racette, a German-English translator and former president of the American Translators Association, most translators work as independent contractors.  Compensation for work varies a lot on language combination, years of experience, type of specialization, and country or region where customers are based.  Speed for 2,500 to 3,000 words a day are compensated $325 to $390 a day.

Interpreters typically get paid by hour, half-day or day, with a range of $300 to $1,000 per day.

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Rerun from Feb 10, 2016

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