Becoming an Interpreter
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Becoming an Interpreter

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Transfers a spoken or signed language into another spoken or signed language, usually within a limited time frame in the presence of the participants requiring the translation.
Training time 6 months - 1 year
Avg. weekly wage $1,336
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 2,700

What does an Interpreter do?

  • assembling historical data by consulting sources of information such as historical indexes and catalogues, archives, court records, diaries, newspaper files and other materials
  • organising, authenticating, evaluating and interpreting historical, political, sociological, anthropological and linguistic data
  • undertaking historical and cultural research into human activity, and preparing and presenting research findings
  • providing simultaneous and consecutive verbal or signed renditions of speeches into another language
  • rendering the meaning and feeling of what is said and signed into another language in the appropriate register and style in a range of settings such as courts, hospitals, schools, workplaces and conferences
  • studying original texts and transcripts of recorded spoken material to comprehend subject matter and translating them into another language

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