Why should you consider a career in translation or interpreting?

Expanding marketplace, hot career!

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 46% increase in translation and interpreting jobs between 2012 and 2022. Learn More

A Day in the Life of a Translator or Interpreter

See how translators and interpreters work in this short animated video created to celebrate International Translation Day.

Careers in Translation and Interpreting

Watch this webinar to explore your career options as a professional translator or interpreter.

Guide to Starting Out as a Translator

Translation is one of the fastest-growing careers. ATA offers this e-book to help set you up for success in this dynamic and exciting field.

The intention of this e-book is not to teach you how to translate, but to help you build a strong launchpad for your new career.


Find resources written by working translators and interpreters who have been where you are right now.

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So you want to be a Freelance Translator or Interpreter

A five-part series on getting started as a freelancer

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Become an ATA Student Member!

Students enjoy significant savings on ATA membership.

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Translation and Interpreting Courses

Many ATA Institutional members offer courses, programs, and degrees in translation and interpreting.

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Education and Training Directory

Search for programs in translation and interpreting, tools, project management, and more. The directory is published in collaboration with the Globalization and Localization Association. 

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Student Translation Award

The Student Translation Award is presented to any graduate or undergraduate student, or group of students, for a literary or sci-tech translation or translation-related project.

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AFTI Student Scholarships

American Foundation for Translation and Interpretation (AFTI) supports charitable activities, education, and research in support of the translation and interpreting professions.

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Attention Teachers: ATA provides School Outreach for students of all ages!

Your students are thinking about their futures. Give them the opportunity to hear about this exciting career from a local professional.