Want to become a translator?

Are you thinking of becoming a translator? Find out if translator is the right job for you. Get answers to the following questions: What does a translator do? What personality traits do translators have? Will robots replace translators? How much does a translator earn and is it a job in high demand?

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What does a translator do?

A translator converts texts into another language. Most translators specialise in a certain field. For instance, translating films or series, or business texts. Language and culture are closely connected. Therefore, it demands lots of creativity and understanding to write a good translation. Are you bilingual? In that case, it's much easier to officially become a translator. However, the profession of translator might also be something for you when you love a certain language or country. Where does a translator work? A translator can work for various clients. For example, you can be on the payroll of a firm or a larger translation agency. But it's also possible to start your own translation agency or work as an independent translator.


What personality traits do translators have?

There are two characteristics many translators have in common. Translators are often human-oriented (score highly in the SOCIAL category) and creative (score highly in the ARTISTIC category). Do you have the same personality? Perhaps the profession of translator would suit you.

Curious which professions are characterised by the same two personality traits as translators? Go to the career choice profiles. Here you can find professions with the same profile. But you can also find professions with other characteristics. Which professions do you like and which professions don’t appeal?



Will robots replace translators?

Many jobs will be replaced by robots. How robot-proof are translators? The chances of robotisation of a translator’s activities amount to 38%. This means that there is an AVERAGE CHANCE that the tasks and activities performed by translators will be taken over by robots and smart software within the next 20 years.


Translator Vacancies and Salary

Want to find out what you can expect from your next career move as a translator? How much does a translator earn and is it a job in high demand? You can find out the average annual salary and current vacancies at Adzuna. Adzuna collects all the vacancies for translators in one place and has the largest collection of live salary data.

Want to find more jobs as a translator in other countries?

Go to Jooble for jobs as translator all over the world.

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