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In demand >>

The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects a 42% increase in translation and interpreting jobs between 2012 and 2022.

From classroom to career

Networking for a job, running a business—students face an entirely different set of challenges once they leave the classroom.

Take a good look at the job >>

Translation and interpreting are exciting but challenging careers. Do you have what it takes?

Translator Tales >>

Translators and interpreters tell how they broke into the business in their own words.

Savvy Newcomer Blog >>

Learn more about the profession from translators and interpreters who've been where you are.

Membership Advantage

ATA Online Directory >>

An ATA Directory listing gives you any number of ways to highlight your services and get found by clients. There is no easier way to put your business online 24/7.

The ATA Chronicle >>

The association's monthly magazine is an exceptional resource for career options, industry trends, and practical recommendations.

Member-priced education >>

ATA offers a 20% to 30% member discount on association conferences, webinars, and publications.

Professional connections >>

The association provides numerous opportunities to get to know colleagues and create lifelong business relationships.

Tools and Resources

Business Smarts >>

See the business side of the career through the eyes of working translators and interpreters.

Getting It Right series >>

Get a take on the client's point of view in these guides to buying translation and interpreting services.

ATA school members >>

Looking for additional education? Many ATA Institutional members offer courses, programs, and degrees in translation and interpreting.

Getting started >>

What would you need to start? What would you need to build a business? Check the list.

What can ATA offer you? >>

Take a minute to explore the services and benefits that would support you in your career as a translator or interpreter.