Medical interpreters assist with the oral communication from one language into another and medical translators assist with bilingual communication in writing. These services are provided for patients, medical staff, and agency support staff to facilitate communication between parties. Interpreter/translator services are provided during a patients registration at a health care facility, admission to a hospital, financial aid counseling, and during examination, diagnosis, and treatment of medical conditions. Often, health care providers such as social workers, nurses, or public health educators learn another language and have both interpreting and traditional responsibilities. In North Carolina, there is a growing need for Spanish-speaking health professionals.
Where to Get Education
High School Diploma or GED desired, knowledge of a second language required in addition to certification . AA/AAS degree Spanish Medical Interpretation preferred