Should You Become a Translator?

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Updated November 10, 2016

7. What is the highest level degree you plan to earn?

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8. Are you willing to also get formal training in translating?

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10. What is the lowest compensation that would be acceptable to you?

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Should You Become a Translator?

You got: Don't Become a Translator

I got Don't Become a Translator. Should You Become a Translator?
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You would be so much happier if you chose a different career. Being a translator isn't a right fit for you. Your answers indicate that you don't have enough of the qualities you need to succeed: excellent critical thinking, reading comprehension and writing skills; must be comfortable working from home and dealing with tight deadlines.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree. Job candidates must be fluent in English and another language, and may require formal training in translating. The median annual salary is $44,190, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

Take time to find a career that plays to your strengths. If you do, there is a much better chance you will have a successful career with which you are happy.

Should You Become a Translator?

You got: Translator Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Translator Isn't a Good Career Choice. Should You Become a Translator?
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Your answers indicate you may not have all the qualities that would make you a good translator. Other careers would be a better fit for someone with your strengths. Translators must have excellent critical thinking, reading comprehension and writing skills; must be comfortable working from home and dealing with tight deadlines.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree. Job candidates must be fluent in English and another language, and may require formal training in translating. The median annual salary is $44,190, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

There are a lot of careers out there. You will find one that is perfect for you. Look for a career that suits your strengths and make sure you are willing to fulfill all the job requirements.

Take time to find a career that plays to your strengths. If you do, there is a much better chance you will have a successful career with which you are happy.

Should You Become a Translator?

You got: You Might Make a Good Translator

I got You Might Make a Good Translator. Should You Become a Translator?
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You have most of the qualities that translators need, but not all of them. Translators must have excellent critical thinking, reading comprehension and writing skills; must be comfortable working from home and dealing with tight deadlines.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree. Job candidates must be fluent in English and another language, and may require formal training in translating. The median annual salary is $44,190, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

Before you make your next move, learn more about being a translator. Conduct informational interviews with people who work in this field and read job descriptions. 

Should You Become a Translator?

You got: You Were Born to Be a Translator

I got You Were Born to Be a Translator. Should You Become a Translator?
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Congratulations! You made an excellent choice. Your answers indicate that you have all, or just about all, of the qualities successful translators need.

These strengths include, excellent critical thinking, reading comprehension and writing skills; must be comfortable working from home and dealing with tight deadlines.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree. Job candidates must be fluent in English and another language, and may require formal training in translating. The median annual salary is $44,190, which is a bit lower than some people would prefer.

Although these quiz results indicate this is a good career choice, learn more about it before you make a final decision. Look at job descriptions and do informational interviews with people who work in this field.