Yes, there are several options, depending on the working language pair. Interpreters for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing are certified through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID). RID offers a variety of credentials under its generalist category. Specialist credentials are also offered in legal interpreting and interpreting for the performing arts. At [...]
No. This is a common confusion in the field. A certificate of completion simply shows that you finished a training program. Certification shows that the certifying body is guaranteeing that you are qualified: that you have demonstrated the knowledge and abilities that a scientifically-designed process has shown to be necessary to provide a service. While [...]
Certification is a process by which a governmental, academic or professional organization attests to or guarantees that an individual is qualified to provide a particular service or perform in a particular area of practice. Certification involves formal assessment, using an instrument that has been tested for validity and reliability, so that the certifying body can [...]
An interpreter, in general, is a person who renders a message spoken or signed in one language into a second language and who abides by a code of professional ethics. A healthcare interpreter is one who interprets in healthcare settings of any sort, including doctor’s offices, clinics, hospitals, home health visits, mental health clinics, and [...]
Based on Bureau of Labor Statistics information for 2006, which is the most recent information readily available, medical interpreters enjoy very high demand for their services as the country’s international population increases. According to the BLS, the need for medical interpreters is expected to grow by a whopping 24% over the ten-year period ending in [...]
I am bilingual in English and Spanish and am interested in becoming an interpreter. What should I do?Admin2018-11-23T12:40:48-05:00
A good starting point is to review a job description for a healthcare interpreter at Explore Health Careers. After that, you may find it useful to read all the FAQs on this page.