(CNN) - If you are fluent in a foreign language, the future is looking brighter for you.
Among the top 15 fastest growing occupations in the nation, according to the Department of Labor, are translators and interpreters.
It predicts about 25,000 jobs will open up between 2010 and 2020.
And that doesn't include the military, which is also actively recruiting more translators and interpreters.
In the last week alone, roughly 12,000 jobs posted on Indeed.com included the word "bilingual."
Amazon, for example, wants to hire a Brazilian Portuguese translator for its customer service team in Seattle. Apple is hiring technical translators who speak Korean, Mexican Spanish and Chinese.
Nationwide, workers in this field earn a median salary of $43,000 a year.
But these jobs can pay well into the six figures.
Which languages offer the highest returns? In government jobs, it's middle eastern languages like Arabic, Farsi and Pashto (Afghani). In the private sector, it's Scandinavian and Asian languages that pay.
In contrast, Spanish is the second most common language in the United States after English, and because it is so prevalent, it offers the lowest return.
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