Potential job propects in medical translation and interpretation - seeking advice
Thread poster: evadelmar

English to Spanish
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Nov 24, 2013


I wanted to know if any of you has worked as a medical interpreter at a hospital, in the USA.
I am thinking of studying a course in Medical Translation, in Boston, but I am a bit scared of the prospects in this field.
I have two little boys, and I cannot work do shift work.
I think in hospitals, medical interpreters are required to work on shifts, during weekend and at night.
Can any of you please confirm it, do you know anyone who has worked as a medical interpreter?
I have experience in Spain as a translator and interpreter (mainly Spanish into English)

The course is not cheap, and I am not sure about it...


Javier Wasserzug  Identity Verified
United States
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English to Spanish
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Medical Interpreter Nov 25, 2013

Hace más de diez años que hago ese trabajo acá, en Seattle. Tengo entendido que Massachusetts y Washington son dos estados destacados en la interpretación médica.
Acá conozco varias mujeres que trabajan como intérpretes freelance con agencias y acomodan los horarios de acuerdo a sus necesidades familiares. Conozco a una intérprete en Children's Boston, capaz que podés comunicarte con esa oficina y conversar con alguien.


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gracias Nov 25, 2013

Muchas gracias, Javier.
Tu información me resulta muy útil.


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