Career Spotlight: Medical Interpreter

Hey Loves,

I hope you had a wonderful weekend! This post is not along the lines of past Motivational Monday posts BUT it fits in perfectly! I am all about helping as many people as I possibly can to become better individuals so that we may become a better community. 

I hope this helps. Spread the Word!

This week’s featured career: Medical Interpreter

As a healthcare interpreter, you help non-English speakers navigate through the often-confusing world of medicine, doctors, and hospitals. From explaining what’s going on during a medical exam, to helping patients fill out stacks of healthcare forms, you act as both a guide and translator.

While your job is mainly about communication, it’s also about advocacy. As an interpreter, you represent underserved communities by giving them a voice. Your goal: to make sure language barriers don’t prevent anyone from accessing high-quality healthcare.

The Requirements

Medical interpreters must be bilingual. If you didn’t grow up speaking two languages, you may want to get a bachelor’s degree to polish up your linguistic skills.

In addition, you’ll need some training in medical terminology. Many people choose to enroll in a medical interpretation certificate program. However, because there’s no standardized qualification process, check with your local hospital or clinic to learn their specific requirements.

The Fine Print

According to the US Department of Labor, interpreters can make between $23,000 – $74,000 a year. Plus, this field is expected to grow 22 percent by 2018—which is much faster than average. All these numbers add up to a promising future for medical interpreters!

About the Writer
Annie Favreau works for Inside Jobs, a career exploration site that helps people discover and pursue a career that excites them. Check out the website for more information on medical interpreters, or join in the conversation on Twitter!

About Joí Iman

I am a Southern Belle from Birmingham, AL. I am certainly BLESSED AND FABulous! I command attention without demanding it. I have an air of confidence, finesse, style, and originality. Each day that I am Blessed to see another day, I make it priority to be a Blessing to as many people as I can. I enjoy life and make it a point to have a good laugh daily...Im usually weak. Every day is a learning experience so enjoy the moments even when they dont feel or look good! If you are wise, you will find meaning! I am a business woman. I am passionate about Youth, Black Studies and Fashion, particularly shoes! My passions are visible each day that I am Blessed to see another day! I am embracing one of the greatest points of my life and trying to love every minute of this great adventure. :-) My professional career has included me working with children. While helping children and families is dear to my heart, It is my desire to pursue my other passion, Fashion! My Plans are not always in line with God's Plan sooo I am looking forward to what is to come for Joí Iman. I just need the perfect timing and an opportunity! This site is dedicated to strong and confident individuals who have a love for Well-Being, Fashion, Beauty, and Hair in whatever form. I am interested in who my followers are and how I may be a blessing! This is OUR Journey and I am pleased to share it with you! I want you to become the BEST you can be while embracing and maintaining an air of confidence, style, and originality! I'd love to hear from you You can also follow me on Twitter @JoiIman. All LOVE, Muah!
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