Job Description

Translators predominantly work with business, technical, legal and scientific written materials including letters, reports, articles, books and so on.

The Job Scope

  • Reading documents
  • Writing and editing copies
  • Using software and bespoke applications to upload content, if required by a client
  • Preparing summaries
  • Consulting with experts in a specialist field, if required
  • Developing contacts and building relationships with clients.

Skills Required

Ability to work to deadlines

The ability to grasp new concepts quickly, eg technical terms

Clear writing style with an impeccable knowledge of spelling and grammar

Attention to detail

Academic Requirement

Degree in Medical Lab Technology

  • STPM
    Pass in STPM with at least 2 principals
  • A-Levels
    Completion of A-Level with Pass in 2 subjects
  • Foundation
    Pass in Foundation programme
    ATAR of 70%
  • UEC
    Pass with Grade B in 5 relevant subjects
Diploma in Translation & Interpreting

  • SPM
    With Credit in three (3) subjects; or
  • Sijil Pengurusan Perniagaan from MSU College (MQF Level 3)
    With Pass in all subjects; or
  • Certificate
    Certificate (MQF Level 3) with a Pass, from Polytechnic/IPTA/equivalent
  • UEC
    With Grade B in three (3) subjects; or
  • O-Level
    With Grade C in three (3) subjects; or
  • Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 or Community College Certificate (MQF Level 3)
    With a Pass in a relevant field of study and pass SPM with Credit in one (1) subject; or
  • STPM or equivalent
    With Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in one (1) subject; or
  • STAM
    Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM), with Maqbul;

Salary Range

    A person working as a Translator in Malaysia typically earns around 3,240 MYR (lowest) to 9,660 MYR (highest) a month. This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Translator salaries may differ drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location.