July 15, 2021

New Report Ranks Translation and Interpreting #1 in Best Creative and Media Jobs

A recent report from US News & World Report ranked Interpreters and Translators #1 in Best Creative and Media Jobs in 2021. Between 2019 and 2029, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an estimated 15,500 job openings, a 20% employment increase. “As diversity in the U.S. increases and globalization continues at a breakneck pace, so will the demand for spoken-language interpreters. [...] Interpreters and translators enjoy highly flexible schedules, particularly those working on a freelance basis.”

Academic Director of the MS in Translation & Interpreting Annelise Finegan says, “As the US News & World Report ranking shows, translation and interpreting are creative, rewarding, and fulfilling career paths for those who care about languages and communication across cultures. Graduate programs like the one here at NYU SPS prepare students to take full advantage of the opportunities in this field.”

The US News report continues on the benefits of a career in translation and interpreting, stating, “Greater interaction and trade among people throughout the globe and continued demand for military interpreters and translators should also pave the way for increased employment in this field for years to come.”

A translation and interpreting degree can help you to take charge of your career, whether you are new to the field or already working in the language professions. Apply for CALA’s newly renamed MS in Translation & Interpreting, a fully online, 36-credit graduate program.

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