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Hello there ladies and gentlemen,

I'm a high school student from Morocco, and I'm planning to study CI in the future, and I was wondering if my combination of languages of: Arabic as an (A) language, as well as French and English as (B) languages would be in demand? How lucrative is the job of a CI? I told my father that I was aspiring to become a CI, and he said 'Are you serious? of all the jobs out there? a CI?' he told me that it doesn't pay well and that it doesn't have a future in the next 20, or 30 years... Any opinions about this? I would like to also add, that I'm planning to apply to the University of Geneva's FTI, is that a good school for conference interpreters? I did my part of the research about the school, I just want to know some more info from CI graduates or people who are in the field, any contributions and thoughts would be very appreciated.

Badreddine from the Kingdom of Morocco :)

Cordially

asked 29 Mar, 14:25

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edited 29 Mar, 14:34


'Are you serious? of all the jobs out there? a CI?' he told me that it doesn't pay well and that it doesn't have a future in the next 20, or 30 years... Any opinions about this?

For now, it can pay really well.

Nobody know what the future holds, but this website is at least entertaining:

https://willrobotstakemyjob.com/27-3091-interpreters-and-translators

General ranking: https://willrobotstakemyjob.com/rankings

I would like to also add, that I'm planning to apply to the University of Geneva's FTI, is that a good school for conference interpreters?

There aren't many available with AR A in the first place, and generally speaking, Geneva has the reputation to be among the top trainings in the world.

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answered 30 Mar, 07:16

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Thank you for your answer. When you say there aren't many available with AR (A), that means the spots they have for a Masters in CI in UNIGE are limited, meaning only the best of the best qualify? Since for now I'm applying for a Baccalauréat Universitaire de Communication Multilingue. And then of course, comes the Masters in CI. Morever, could you tell me more about CI if you will, is it fun? Do you enjoy it?

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