What are the benefits of being a translator?

The following Translator Q & A is part of our Translator FAQ Series.

: What are the benefits of being a translator?

: There are many work benefits of being a translator that come with the job. These include:

  • Flexible work schedule
  • Dynamic industry - You will need to constantly be learning to improve your translation abilities, this will keep you on your toes and keep you from getting too bored with your profession
  • Entrepreneurial industry - many opportunities to start your own freelance translation business or translation agency at some point.
  • Scalable pay as you get more specialized and gain more experience
  • Meritocratic industry - over time you will get paid what you are worth in real terms instead of seeing just small meaningless incremental improvements in pay based on time elapsed
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