Shorthand in foreign languages - Salary and Career
Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists

Shorthand in foreign languages - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They transform oral language into writing, recording speech in signs, decoding them into text, reviewing texts and documents, organizing general activities in the area and advising on their development, coordinating the execution of tasks, writing texts and communicating, orally and in writing.

How much does an Shorthand in foreign languages earn

A Shorthand in foreign languages earns between $1.048 and $4.638 per month, with an average monthly salary of $1.764 and a median salary of $1.215 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 1.295 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Shorthand in foreign languages

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 1.764 21.170 441 8
1º Quartile 1.048 12.580 262 5
Median Salary 1.215 14.574 304 6
3º Quartile 3.537 42.443 884 17
Higher Salary 4.638 55.652 1.159 22


Professional job categories

  • Middle level technicians
    • medium level technicians in administrative sciences
      • technicians of administrative sciences
        • secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists

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Main workplaces

Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists they work in public agencies and business sectors, having a formal employment relationship. They work individually, usually without supervision and in closed environments. The hours are daytime for the shorthand writers and with shifts for the others. In the exercise of some activities, some professionals may be subject to special working conditions, such as working under pressure, in uncomfortable positions for prolonged periods, as well as being exposed to the effects of intense noise.


What does it take to work in the field of Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists

The exercise of these occupations requires a complete high school technical course for secretarial and stenotypist technicians. The schooling for the stenographer can range from high school to complete higher education. Additionally, a specialization course of more than four hundred class hours is required.


Functions and activities of Shorthand in foreign languages

Secretariat technicians, stenographers and stenotypists must:

  • write text;
  • transforming oral language into written language;
  • transform oral language into written language;
  • turn oral language into written language;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • write texts;
  • transform oral language into written language;
  • organize general activities;
  • transforming oral language into written language;
  • coordinate task execution;
  • review texts and documents;
  • communicate;
  • coordinate the execution of tasks;
  • advise the area;
  • digit texts;

  • Activities

    • meet the demands of external customers;
    • search the internet;
    • update yourself technically;
    • sort files;
    • structure the texts logically;
    • maintain the reliability of the report;
    • request improvement courses;
    • plan activities;
    • demonstrate high ability to concentrate;
    • consult technical publications;
    • act with punctuality;
    • describe images, attitudes and situations;
    • operate computer programs;
    • keep area documentation in order;
    • update personal dictionary;
    • use electronic means;
    • supervise the progress of the service;
    • act with discretion;
    • train the registration speed;
    • register suppliers and customers;
    • produce real-time subtitles for the hearing impaired;
    • update the register of suppliers and customers;
    • demonstrate initiative;
    • intermediate interpersonal relationships;
    • send and receive pouches;
    • control the stock of office supplies;
    • control the service delivery schedule;
    • supervise the delivery of work;
    • advise courses and events;
    • archive information and documents;
    • act with emotional balance;
    • transforming speech into shorthand and stenographic signs;
    • store documents and information electronically;
    • operate telephony equipment;
    • distribute tasks to employees;
    • convert speech into text, simultaneously;
    • edit the text for dissemination;
    • demonstrate knowledge of foreign languages;
    • participate in technical events;
    • train registration speed;
    • maintain confidentiality;
    • transforming shorthand and stenographic signs into text;
    • manage available funds;
    • concatenate transcripts and documents;
    • use tele and videoconferencing;
    • make information and documents available;
    • prioritize the preparation of urgent legal documents;
    • create graphics;
    • disclose information of interest to employees;
    • register the entry of information and documents;
    • assist in the selection of personnel in the sector;
    • prepare the work schedule;
    • sort tasks;
    • prepare presentations;
    • monitor internal and external customer satisfaction;
    • assist in meetings and presentations;
    • schedule appointments and meetings;
    • compose supplier and customer records;
    • arrange for the sending and receiving of pouches;
    • prepare reports;
    • send information to the official journal;
    • assist internal and external customer;
    • use printing processes;
    • fit text to technical writing;
    • request microfilming of documents;
    • analyze documents;
    • register expenses;
    • prepare trips;
    • stay informed;
    • elaborate minutes and guidelines;
    • check the quality and performance of the service;
    • demonstrate efficiency;
    • prepare worksheets;
    • correct text errors;
    • act with dynamism;
    • optimize work procedures;
    • order office supplies;
    • control the sector's hour bank;
    • dress according to the rules;
    • identify speakers;
    • provide access to information for the disabled;
    • prepare letters, memos;
    • indicate technicians for improvement courses;


    Sectors that hire Shorthand in foreign languages the most in the job market

    • retailer of clothing and accessories
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - minimarkets, grocery stores and warehouses
    • shoe retailer
    • retail trade of new parts and accessories for motor vehicles
    • temporary labor lease
    • retail merchandise in general, with predominance of food products - supermarkets
    • supplying prepared foods mainly for businesses
    • retail cosmetics, perfumery and personal hygiene products
    • general building material retail trade
    • wholesale new motor vehicle parts and accessories




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