Rise of the Interpreter

It’s a new year and a good time to look at what is trending in the job market. Whether you are looking for a language service provider or you are looking to become an interpreter, the language service industry is all the buzz. This week, The DC posted an article about immigration escalation and projections. The amount of foreign born people in the US from 1880 – 1970 increased by only 40%, while the amount from 1970-2060 will have increased by 715%! That is a jaw dropping number, and a good indicator that language services will continue to grow as the country does.

The industry on a whole is in a massive state of expansion. Technological advances make language services more accessible, and therefore businesses are starting to utilize them more. Interpreters and translators are among the fastest growing career paths in the country and that is predicted to continue at least for the next decade.

What does this mean to you? If you’re already an interpreter, it means work towards certification and maintaining your certification! If you’re a decision maker in a company, big or small, it means now is the time to enlist the help of these service providers to ensure your business stays on top of the game. It also means utilize and train those in your staff who may by multilingual. If you are an individual looking to get into the industry, it means taking the leap now. According to VistaWide.com, the expansion of cognitive and life skills is only one of many reasons to learn new languages.

The benefits of being part of the language service industry, in whatever way you can, are clear, and will only continue to remain so. At Interpreter Education Online, we encourage the growth of the individuals and the organizations looking to get the most out of interpreting by offering a wide array of courses and testing catered to your needs. Connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook today, and visit our website to get started!

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