The localization and language industry is currently a $32 billion market and is growing at a rate of more than 7% annually. It is the fourth-fastest growing industry in the USA and is ranked number one for company start-up opportunities, according to the Centre for Next Generation Localisation.
These figures represent a rapidly growing, exciting industry with excellent career prospects. If you are interested in different cultures, technology development or global business, now is the time to start a career in the localization and language industry as it is set for global growth and prosperity.
The career paths available in this field are many and varied, ranging from the obvious – such as translators and interpreters – to the lesser known – such as games localization engineers.
If you’re creative, there’s a career for you in graphic design. If you’re technical, there’s a career for you in language technology development or engineering. If you’re organized, there’s a career for you in project management. If you’re precise, there’s a career for you in quality assurance.
Our Career Paths and Profiles summarizes a few select roles specific to the localization and languages industry. The Centre for Next Generation Localisation has also developed an excellent careers guide for prospective students and employees. The important thing to remember is this: the localization and language industry is growing fast and needs people from just about every business profession – from marketing and accounting to project management and technology development.
Don’t miss the opportunity to get involved with one of the most interesting industries in the making. Our job board, LocalizationCAREERS.net, will give you an idea of the kinds of roles currently offered in the industry.