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Translators Skills

Below are the skills needed to be translators according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Active Listening4.124.25
Speaking4.124
Reading Comprehension44.25
Writing3.754.12
Critical Thinking3.623.75

Translators Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be translators according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Oral Comprehension4.254.5
Oral Expression4.254.62
Speech Recognition4.255
Speech Clarity4.124.88
Written Comprehension44.25

Translators Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be translators according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
English Language4.95.78
Foreign Language4.96.63
Customer and Personal Service4.065.07
Law and Government3.473.84
Communications and Media3.463.61

Translators Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being translators according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others4.735.94
Getting Information4.364.87
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public4.244.92
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge4.145.35
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization4.054.78

Translators Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being translators according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Integrity4.97
Dependability4.82
Attention to Detail4.76
Self Control4.55
Stress Tolerance4.54

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Translators

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Translators jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim2,650 $51,890
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward1,690 $68,930
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land1,670 $50,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale1,210 $40,050
Salt Lake City1,050 $43,690
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach1,020 $45,110
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue900 $37,170
San Diego-Carlsbad880 $57,200
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood810 N/A
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade780 $52,310

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to translators

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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