Below listed are the major careers one could pursue in the field of Languages & Translations followed by required qualifications, career path to adopt, expected salaries, local and global demand and list of Institutions that are offering relevant courses.
This niche career field attracts the individuals with flair for learning new languages. It is a rare skill to pick up new languages which is associated with identifying the root words or origins of the words, syntax and grammar associated with it. With globalization and corporates venturing into new markets there is growing demand for interpreters and translators as having a genuine or reliable source is important with high stake deals. Be it government transactions or corporate deals interpreters and translators bridge the gaps in communication and ensure a fair play for all the involved parties.
Anyone can pick up language learning, either as a hobby or as profession as it does not require any prior formal education However if you would like to select it as a career option it is advisable to go through structure course from reputed institutions such as CIEFL, JNU and Instituto Hispania.
Other than the known career options, there are several upcoming jobs related to International Business and Administration where having foreign language skills would be an added advantage. One could turn pro and work on task basis, as per their availability.
There are options of Certificate program or Diploma or Bachelor’s degree in foreign languages, depending the language you are choosing. However, reputation of the institution and exposure are critical to increase the effectiveness.
Verbal & Communication skills, People skills, Reading skills, Listening skills, Concentration, Business knowledge.
The salary package depends on the skill level in specific language, technical knowledge requirement associated with the job, importance of the deal, etc. Could assume that the initial package may not be attractive however with experience the package increases, sometime on job basis.