Career Details

Sign Language Interpreter

Career Overview

A sign language interpreter converts language from one to another during speeches, meetings, conferences, and during conversation.

Education

Completing a two-year college program in sign language or a related field may be required. Some organizations may only hire applicants with a four-year bachelor’s degree in sign language.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$29,000 /yr
$50,000 /yr
$85,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Take as many college-prep courses as possible!
  • Foreign Languages
Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

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Work Environment

Interpreters typically work in schools, hospitals, courtrooms, and conference centers.

Schools
References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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