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Career and Education Opportunities for Interpreters

In general, interpreters translate or interpret written, oral, or sign language text into another language for others.

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Interpreter video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Interpreters follow ethical codes that protect the confidentiality of data. They also refer to reference materials, such as dictionaries and computerized terminology banks, as needed to insure translation accuracy. Finally, interpreters identify and resolve conflicts pertaining to the meanings of words or behaviors.

Every day, interpreters are expected to be able to understand what others are saying to them even in a noisy environment. They need to speak clearly. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.