Massachusetts Community Colleges Now Offering 54-Hour Medical Interpreting Course

Are you fluent in English and a foreign language?  Medical Interpreters are in demand nationwide.

Do you work in health care or have an interest in the medical industry?  If so, you may want to explore a career as a Medical Interpreter. The need for medical interpreters is rapidly increasing, and so is the demand for trained professionals.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says:
“Employment of interpreters and translators is expected to grow 42 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth reflects an increasingly diverse U.S. population, which is expected to require more interpreters and translators”.

This is an introductory course for students interested in the field of medical interpreting.

The course topics include:

  • Standards of Practice, Ethics, and Cultural Competence
  • Overview of the profession and professional settings
  • Sight translation
  • Learning through Role-playing
  • Note-taking techniques
  • Readings in the field
  • Exercises for building memory and concentration
  • Building vocabulary in a wide variety of medical fields
  • Advice on how to find (and keep) a job as an interpreter