is uni necessay to become a professional translator? Watch
A lot of jobs will want a degree. But the DipTrans is a high standard set across the industry so I’m sure finding work with it would be relatively easy. It’s more about proving your efficacy in the language I think.
oh yeah i getcha. i think i might just go for the degree since its not 100% guaranteed that im paying back the loans. theres also the year abroad i get which will greatly increase language skills and as a result help me find work quicker
If that’s what you want to do, go for it, a degree will definitely open up a lot of opportunities both whilst you’re completing it and afterwards (e.g. work experience) and increase your employability. The DipTrans could also be worked towards after completing the degree, I believe it’s postgraduate level?
is there any point in getting the diploma afterwards? sounds like a waste of money/time. unless getting the diploma ON TOP of the degree will statistically make me more money or smth?
You won’t need them both to find work. But the higher paid jobs are going to be more competitive, and this is where having both will give you the edge. I’d imagine as you move further up and gain more experience, getting the DipTrans won’t matter as much (though don’t quote me on that) since you will be able to include that experience on your CV and gain credibility. Whereas if you did get the diploma soon after doing your degree, you may find it easier to find work whilst you lack experience. It might be worth doing a job search on indeed, writing down what most employers are asking for and see where that takes you & have a look for some careers pathways. That might give you a good idea on if a degree, or a degree + diploma would be best.