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Better Job Prospects for Foreign Language Speakers

A new study says tens of thousands of jobs in the field will be available by the end of the decade.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Translators and interpreters are among the top 15 fastest growing occupations in the nation, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

The Labor Department predicts around 25,000 jobs will open up by 2020. The estimate does not include jobs in the military, which is also actively recruiting translators and interpreters.

The median salary for workers in this field is $43,000 per year, but can pay well into the six figures.
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