As an interpreter, you are a language and communication link between people who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing and people who can hear. An interpreter is a professional who needs to demonstrate objectivity, good judgment, flexibility, integrity, and should have strong English language vocabulary skills.
We offer an internship component which provides valuable field experience working in agencies and programs working with Deaf people. An internship is required while you complete your Sign language/Interpreter program.
Where do Interpreters work?
- Colleges, universities, schools
- Public and community agencies
- Vocational Programs
- Government agencies
- Large corporations
- Legal and court settings
- Hospitals and clinics
- Theater and television
- Video Relay Call Centers
There is a national critical need for interpreters who are sensitive to people from diverse cultures and know other languages such as Spanish. The need for sign language interpreters is growing especially in educational programs. Salaries are based on certification and skills required.