Translators read and speak multiple languages; in the United States, a translator may convert written text from a foreign language to English. These professionals master vocabulary and grammar of languages and study the culture of other countries to ensure they communicate accurately. This career requires a Bachelor’s Degree. To prepare for this career you might develop your listening and writing skills, study foreign cultures and learn the names of common objects in other languages, or create your own alphabet to write and decode secret messages. Potential salary: $44,000/year.