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There are approximately 76,100 interpreters and translators in the United States. Although many interpreters work for government or international agencies, some are employed by private firms. Large import-export companies often have interpreters on their payrolls, although these employees generally perform additional duties for the firm. International banks, companies, organizations, and associations often employ both interpreters to facilitate communication. In addition, interpreters work at schools, radio and television stations, airlines, shipping companies, law firms, and scientific and medical operations.

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