Projected Growth by 2020

According to Bloomberg calculations of Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the following jobs are among the fastest-growing in the U.S.


Translators and interpreters are the 15th-fastest-expanding job category, with projected growth of 42 percent by 2020. Since 2007, 2,589 visas have been awarded to Iraqi and Afghan translators and their families to move to the U.S.
Average salary: $43,300

Faiza Sultan
Owns Translation4all, Redmond, Wash.

“This business is always growing, always in need. It’s a very competitive market, and price matters a lot.”

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