If you are proficient in more than one language, your opportunity for using your skills in an interpreter or translator career will be excellent over the next eight years, to say the least. This is a function of the global marketplace. Business is being done on a global scale, and immigration is also at an all-time high. The translation and interpreting industry has proved to be recession-resistant, showing double-digit growth even during the deepest global economic crisis. The need for good translators and interpreters hasn't slowed even after the proliferation of free automated translation tools such as Google Translate or Bing Translator. This does not reduce the need for translators and interpreters, but rather creates a whole new market for their services as world communities become more connected.