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Could a career as a translator be for you?

International Translation Day

Could a career as a translator be for you?

September 30th marks International Translation Day, an initiative put forward by Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs (FIT), or The International Federation of Translators in 1951. FIT represent over 80,000 translators across 55 countries worldwide.

As the world becomes ever more connected, the interpretation of language is now more important than ever. In our global society, the position of a translator is essential for a number of important reasons.

The vast majority of the world’s leading industries rely heavily on the medium of translators to effectively get their messages across to an ever-increasing global audience.

The ability to translate language clearly and consistently is vital to the world’s diplomacy. Political congregations such as the European Union and the United Nations depend greatly on the work of translators to allow members to understand the viewpoints of their affiliates.

Salaries for translators within the European Union can range from approximately €2,300 per month for newly inducted workers up to around €16,000 monthly for top-level officials with salaries related to the United Nations reportedly on par.

A career in languages can open up a vast and diverse range of positions all over the world from positions in technical support, sales and management to specific jobs as translators, interpreters and localisation experts. Expert insight in to the world of language based careers can be found on our sector page History, Culture and Languages and here through Languages Connect website which illustrates that language proficiency helps your career in all sectors of the economy.


Europe is of course home to many diverse languages across all of its member states and this includes Ireland. For translators to qualify to work as part of the EU they must be proficient in at least three relevant languages. In 2007, Irish became an official language of the EU and this made candidates who could speak Irish highly desirable when it came to recruiting translators.

For more information on how a career with the use of the Irish language could be for you by clicking here.

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