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Education: Likely requires bachelor's degree
Most jobs require above average communication skills, but if you're fluent in multiple languages you can get paid simply for making the communication possible.
Most translators are self-employed and work on a variety of different projects. Some institutions need literary works or documents translated from one language to another. Other businesses such as police departments and courts require an interpreter who can make sure people have vital information conveyed to them correctly in real time.
Regardless of which direction you head in this field, you will likely make your own hours and retain optimal flexibility that is so important when you have children.