English translation is one of the top 10 sectors for new jobs in U.S. according to research

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xxxmediamatrix
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Let me guess … Feb 11, 2011

… where English translation and foreign languages comes in a list of the same ten ‘jobs’ ranked, not by ‘number of employment opportunities’, but by ‘average annual earnings’.

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Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
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Where does debt collection rank? Feb 13, 2011

Mediamatrix wrote:

Let me guess… where English translation and foreign languages comes in a list of the same ten ‘jobs’ ranked, not by ‘number of employment opportunities’, but by ‘average annual earnings’.


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Surely not in the top ten.

Another way to approach the issue of translation and salaries is to ask yourself if you would recommend a career in translation to a teenager who is beginning to think about career options. I for one would not. (Learning and cultivating a passion for languages [one's own and foreign] yes; translation as a career, not so much.)

Many of us need little convincing regarding the abundance of translation opportunities of the "drudge" variety. Don't those of us who come here frequently see this on a daily basis?


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Does "innovate" have a special meaning in the US? Feb 13, 2011

I'm asking myself if "innovate" has a special meaning in the US that it doesn't have elsewhere. Because the report defines "the top 10 innovative sectors" as the sectors where "jobs will be most needed in USA in the future". And... in the list is a job called "innovator". I wonder what he does.

mediamatrix wrote:
Let me guess ... ranked, not by ‘number of employment opportunities’, but by ‘average annual earnings’.


The report does mention earnings but I get the impression from the job gap web site (which is what this report is about) that the rankings refer to highest shortage of workers (which is somewhat similar to "number of available jobs").


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Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
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special meaning of "innovative" Feb 13, 2011

As you may have noticed, U.S. marketers and politicians are "innovators" in coming up with word usage that is meaningless, but sounds good until you think of it. For example, a "Sputnik moment," for an economy that no longer produces much of anything itself, but imports everything from shoes to power plants.

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