How to gain a recognized translation certificate? - Getting an Education in Translation
For those who wish to pursue translation as a career the best way to do this can be to gain a recognized translation certificate. There are a wide variety of schools that one can pursue this certificate at. There are traditional on campus schools, but there are also online training programs as well. An online training program has many advantages that a traditional classroom setting does not have. Online learning allows the student more flexibility in when and where they will take a class. This can be a great benefit for those who are working and need to work their training program in around their work commitments.
Many translators do not have a certification and they do well. These people generally have a vast knowledge of the industry they are working in and this compensates for what they may need to learn about translation. But for many obtaining a recognized translation certificate is the best way for them to get a job. Employers are more likely to hire a job applicant with a certification than someone without one. This makes obtaining a certificate a good way to start in a career as a translator.
There are various forms of education that one can go through to obtain their recognized translation certificate. Some traditional schools will offer a certificate program in translation and there are several online schools that do as well. It is important in deciding which type of school one wishes to attend that they check into the credentials of the school, making sure it is properly accredited. Only a school that is accredited can give a certificate that will have any meaning to prospective employers. One's training will be centered on translation theory, practice and purpose. Other areas that will be taught are in research, grammar and how to translate through the use of the computerized tools.
For those who wish to become a translator, they are considering a job that is full of many opportunities. Translators work in most industries and in careers such as international airlines and hotels, church missions, news publications, embassies and intelligence agencies. Obtaining a recognized translation certificate is the best way to achieve these types of positions. A certificate will prove that you have the training to do the job and that can be a great asset when one is trying to obtain a job. This makes obtaining a recognized translation certificate a good way to get one's career started.
-By Adriana Tassini
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