for what sort of job?

Translators and interpreters can work in the public sector (as national, European or international civil servants), in the private sector (as employees of commercial companies, translation companies, etc.) and in community groups and voluntary organisations.
Translators and interpreters may work in-house as salaried employees, or they may be self-employed as freelances. It is also possible (but rare) to work as both a translator and an interpreter.

There are many varieties of translation:

  • financial
  • legal
  • technical (medical, scientific, computers, etc.)
  • literary
  • general

not to mention...

  • film subtitles
  • adverts
  • patents
  • software and computer games
  • cartoon strips
  • websites
  • etc...