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Learn about the most important job activities for Interpreters and Translators. Also, find out how proficient you have to be in each job activity.

Importance*More Info
1.Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others91
2.Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge82
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events82
4.Getting Information78
5.Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings74
6.Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships71
7.Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates66
8.Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work65
9.Thinking Creatively63
Analyzing Data or Information63
* Importance out of 100

Score Key
  Importance for success in this profession
  Level of proficiency needed

Job Activity Scores

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
91
77
Interpret a blood pressure readingInterpret how foreign tax laws apply to U.S. exportsInterpret a complex experiment in physics for general audiences
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
82
71
Keep up with price changes in a small retail storeKeep current on changes in maintenance procedures for repairing sports carsLearn information related to a complex and rapidly changing technology
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
82
66
Test an automobile transmissionJudge the acceptability of food productsDetermine the reaction of a virus to a new drug
Getting Information
Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
78
62
Follow a standard blueprintReview a budgetStudy international tax laws
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
74
55
Check to see if baking bread is doneTest electrical circuitsCheck the status of a patient in critical medical care
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
71
56
Exchange greetings with a coworkerMaintain good working relationships with almost all coworkers and clientsGain cooperation from a culturally diverse group of executives hostile to your company
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
66
60
Write brief notes to othersReport the results of a sales meeting to a supervisorCreate a videotaped presentation of a company's internal policies
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
65
59
Organize a work schedule that is repetitive and easy to planPlan and organize your own activities that often changePrioritize and plan multiple tasks several months ahead
Thinking Creatively
Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions.
63
66
Change the spacing on a printed reportAdapt popular music for a high school marching bandCreate new computer software
Analyzing Data or Information
Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
63
59
Determine the location of a lost orderDetermine the interest cost to finance a new buildingAnalyze the cost of medical care services for all hospitals in the country