We are on the rise! 22 % Estimated Growth for Translator and Interpreter Profession!

Dear Interpreters and Translators,

If you are one of those who asked themselves recently if your profession is financially really rewarding or if you should rather change trades, there are good news!  The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that “employment of interpreters and translators is projected to increase 22 percent over the 2008–18 decade, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.” International political and economic relations and the continued immigration support the need for our profession  across all fields.

Traditional languages such as Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Spanish will be still high in demand, but on the rise are now Arabic, Middle Eastern and East Asian languages such as Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

It is an exciting time right now for us as professionals.  So, for those who are maybe weary, check out following links:

Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos175.htm#outlook

Recent article from 09/18/2011 in the Las Vegas Review Journal: http://www.lvrj.com/employment/translator-interpreter-becomes-top-profession-for-2012-130062423.html



3 Exciting News!

# 1 DVTA is happy to announce that we are back on with our blog after we experienced some technical difficulties!

# 2 DVTA is hosting a Patent Translation Seminar & 2011 Annual Business Meeting / Networking Event. Please see the next blog more info!

# 3 Last but not least: The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated a growth of over % 20 for translators and interpreters in the period of 2008 – 2018! These are exciting news! For more info, continue reading the next blogs!