• Interpreters and Translators
  • Education and Training
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 40,920
    $29,320 range bar $115,650
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Interpreters and translators convert information from one language into another language. Interpreters work in spoken or sign language while translators work in written language.

What do they typically do

  • Render spoken messages accurately, quickly, and clearly
  • Convert concepts in the source language to the same concepts in a chosen language
  • Relay the style and tone of the original language
  • Speak, read, and write fluently in at least two languages, one of which is usually English
  • Apply their cultural knowledge to render an accurate and meaningful interpretation or translation of the original message
  • Compile information and technical terms into glossaries and terminology databases to be used in their oral renditions and translations

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +2.1%
Job Opening 310

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    Dozens of degree programs can lead to this occupation
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