What Can I Do With a Master’s Degree in Translation? | Kent State University

What Can I Do With a Master’s Degree in Translation?

Earning your master’s degree in translation could prepare you for a dynamic career in one of the country’s fastest-growing industries. 

In fact, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of interpreters and translators is expected to grow 18% from 2016 to 2026. This is much faster than the average for all occupations.  In the United States alone, over 3,000 companies employ over 55,000 professionals in various aspects of language services.
 



Career Opportunities

Graduates of master’s degree programs in translation have found employment within the language industry on both a full-time and part-time basis, as both freelancers and in-house employees, and both in the U.S. and abroad. A graduate degree in translation will prepare you for a successful career in the language industry as:

  • professional translators

  • localizers

  • terminologists

  • post-editors

  • project managers

  • language consultants

Check out the Career Information section of the American Translators Association website for more information on the exciting opportunities that await you as a language industry professional.

To get a better feel for what you can do with an M.A. in Translation, browse some of the language industry career opportunities posted on the website of Multilingual Computing, Inc.
 



Earn Your Master’s Degree in Translation Online

Looking for degree options? Kent State offers a completely online M.A. in Translation program that allows students to conveniently earn their degree from anywhere in the world.  

You can learn more about the benefits of enrolling in Kent State’s program, see program requirements and costs and learn what you’ll need to apply.