The Life of an Interpreter

Job Descriptions and Requirements

The definition and responsibilities of an interpreter

An interpreter is basically a person who is specialized in the oral translation of two or more languages. The basic requirements for an interpreter is the ability to translate both colloquial and formal conversation fluently.

The Salary

According to the BLS, interpreters and translators earned a median of $44,160 in 2011. The best-paid earned about $88,010 while the lowest-paid earned less than $23,710. (

Special Personality Qualities

Steps into becoming an Interpreter

In order to become a successful interpreter, one must pass language classes, training courses, then apply to a professional organization, such as EU, or the UN

Common Interview Questions

  1. Tell us about yourself and what type of education do you have?
  2. Why did you choose this career?
  3. What is the best route into this job?