WHO USES TERMINOLOGY?
A couple of years ago, I created this table based on a lesson on terminology users for the “Foundations of Terminology” course at the Pompeu Fabra University (see source at the end). I was reading through the materials and thought that this would be a very interesting piece of information to share here. I think this table proves that Terminology has a bright future as it covers many professional fields and it is very encouraging for those young language lovers who are looking to follow a path in Terminology. It is always important to keep your users in mind, because once you start your terminology work, it is key to identify your users and their needs to define what information should be included in your glossary or termbase. For example, a translator may need definitions, but subject experts might not require them. So, I hope this helps to have a better idea of who the users of Terminology are.
Source: IULA. Terminology: Definition and Functions [online]. In Grup IulaTerm. Online Postgraduate Course of Foundations of Terminology. Barcelona: IULA. Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 2014. http://iulaonline.iula.upf.edu