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Employment opportunities for interpreters and translators are expected to grow much faster than the average through 2028, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), at a rate of 19 percent. Interpreters who are fluent in French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Korean, Mixtec, Zapotec, and Mayan are predicted to be in demand in the future. Additionally, the DOL says that “job opportunities should be plentiful for interpreters and translators specializing in healthcare and law, because of the critical need for all parties to fully understand the information communicated in those fields.” Those with certification, a bachelor's degree (and preferably a master's degree), and experience will have the best job prospects.

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