MOS 09L Interpreter/Translator
Conducts escort interpretation and prepares written or spoken translations between English and a foreign language. Supports language familiarization and cultural awareness training. For more information on MOS 09L, see this Army website.
The following civilian credentials are related to MOS 09L. These credentials may require additional education, training or experience. For more information about these credentials, click on the credential title below.
For supervisory and managerial credentials, please refer to the Manager (All enlisted E-5 and above) page.
|Credential||Agency||Related As||Promotion Points||Skill Level||Star||GI Bill®||Accreditation|
|Certified Safety Professional (CSP) Is In Demand||Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)||other||GI Bill||ANSI|
|CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+) Is Not In Demand||Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)||some||Promo Points||GI Bill|
|Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Is In Demand||International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC 2)||other||GI Bill||ANSI|
|Certified Heritage Interpreter Is Not In Demand||National Association for Interpretation||some||Promo Points|
|Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) Is In Demand||International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc. (ISC 2)||other||GI Bill||ANSI|
|CompTIA Security+ ce Is In Demand||Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)||other||GI Bill||ANSI|
|Early Adolescence Through Young Adulthood/Career and Technical Education Is Not In Demand||National Board for Professional Teaching Standards||other|
|Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI) Is Not In Demand||International Association of Interviewers (IAI)||some||Promo Points|
|Certified Interpreter Is Not In Demand||Administrative Office of the United States Courts||most||Promo Points||IVSkill Level IV:||GI Bill|
|Professionally Qualified Interpreter Is Not In Demand||Administrative Office of the United States Courts||some||Promo Points||Star|
|Nationally Certified Judiciary Interpreter and Translator (NCJIT) Is Not In Demand||National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators||some||Promo Points||Star|
|IC3 Digital Literacy Certification (IC3) Is Not In Demand||Certiport||some||Promo Points||GI Bill|
|Official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview Is Not In Demand||American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages||some||Promo Points|
|Official ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test Is Not In Demand||American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages||some||Promo Points|
|Core Certification Healthcare Interpreter Is Not In Demand||Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)||some||Promo Points||NCCA|
|Certified Healthcare Interpreter-Spanish (CHI) Is Not In Demand||Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)||other||NCCA|
|Official ACTFL Reading Proficiency Test (RPT) Is Not In Demand||American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages||some||Promo Points|
|Official ACTFL Listening Proficiency Test (LTP) Is Not In Demand||American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages||some||Promo Points|
|Official ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview - Computer (OPIC) Is Not In Demand||American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages||some||Promo Points|
|Certified Collection Management Professional - Fundamental (CCMP-F) Is Not In Demand||Defense Intelligence Agency PMO (DIA)||some||NCCA|
|Certified Defense All-Source Analysis - Level 1 (CDASA-1) Is Not In Demand||Defense Intelligence Agency PMO (DIA)||some||NCCA|
|Certified Healthcare Interpreter-Arabic (CHI) Is Not In Demand||Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI)||some||Promo Points|
|Joint Intelligence Planner-Proficiency Level I (JIP-I) Is Not In Demand||Defense Intelligence Agency PMO (DIA)||some|
Some states have specific licensing requirements for the following related civilian occupations. These state licenses may require additional education, training or experience. Click on the occupation below to get more information on state requirements from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Related Civilian Occupations
The following civilian occupations are similar to the duties performed by MOS 09L-Interpreter/Translator. These occupations may require additional education, training or experience. For more information about these occupations, click on the civilian occupation below. To search for related civilian job opportunities, go to the Veteran’s Employment Center.
|Civilian Job||Duties Matched||Bright Outlook||Registered Apprenticeship||Local Salary Info|
|Computer Operators||some||find local salary|
|Intelligence Analysts||some||find local salary|
|Interpreters and Translators||most||find local salary|
|Interviewers, Except Eligibility and Loan||some||find local salary|
|Training and Development Specialists||some||find local salary|
Related Federal Occupations
The following federal occupations are similar to MOS 09L-Interpreter/Translator. These occupations may require additional education, training or experience. For more information about these occupations, click on the federal occupation below.
- 0130 - Foreign Affairs Series
- 0131 - International Relations Series
- 0136 - International Cooperation Series
- 1001 - General Arts and Information Series
- 1035 - Public Affairs Series
- 1040 - Language Specialist Series
- 1046 - Language Clerical Series
- 1082 - Writing and Editing Series
- 1083 - Technical Writing and Editing Series
- 1087 - Editorial Assistance Series
Other Career Considerations
A wide range of civilian job opportunities is available within the private and public sectors that align with MOS 09L Interpreter/Translator military training and experience. More information about these opportunities and other considerations concerning occupations related to MOS 09L can be found below.
The IntelligenceCareers.com website provides a portal to information on intelligence and defense related opportunities in the private sector.
There is a wide range of job opportunities available within the U.S. Intelligence Community for information technologists, scientists, engineers, and crypto-, signals and imagery analysts. Individuals leaving the military with training and experience in the intelligence area will find positions that closely align with their military training and experience.
Agencies in the U.S. Intelligence Community include:
- Defense Intelligence Agency
- National Security Agency
- National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
- Department of State Bureau of Intelligence and Research
- Central Intelligence Agency
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Department of Homeland Security
In addition, there are other intelligence components within the U.S. Intelligence Community associated with the Departments of Energy and Treasury as well as all branches of the military services. Due to the nature of these positions, U.S. citizenship and background checks are required. Other prerequisites may include age, medical or psychological examinations, and drug testing.
There are numerous opportunities for translators/interpreters with government and international organizations, many of which are freelance. Of special note, the United States Postal Service (USPS) actively seeks individuals with foreign language competency for their Postal Inspector positions. The Postal Inspector Application Brochure contains information on foreign language competencies needed by the USPS along with more general information on how to qualify for the position.
Additional information on the Interpreter Career Field is located at the International Association of Conference Interpreters website, including information about getting started in the profession.
Troops to Tech Careers is a program created by CompTIA to provide opportunities and resources for Veterans interested in a career in the information technology (IT) field. Troops to Tech Careers is a collaboration between CompTIA, educational institutions and training organizations, and corporate employers to provide Veterans with an opportunity to Learn-Certify-Work. Veterans can locate education and training centers nationwide that will help them plan an IT career pathway and identify training courses they may need to prepare for a related IT certification. On the employer side, Troops to Tech Careers maintains a corporate registry listing companies that have made a commitment to prioritize hiring IT certified Veterans. The Troops to Tech Careers website includes a job search tool that lists available jobs by geographic location that are mapped to the skills tested by CompTIA certifications. Additional information about the program can be found at the Troops to Tech Careers website.