Career Lattice

Specialist Ongoing Education

Healthcare Interpreting Specialist This is a viable entry point for Deaf or hearing interpreters who have satisfied the requirements for Novice Healthcare Interpreter and Intermediate Healthcare Interpreter and have: Documented 200 additional hours of healthcare... read more

Prerequisites

Prerequisites for Entering the Lattice Have three years of recent interpreting experience in various settings Have B.A. or B.S. degree Have RID, NAD, or BEI certification Have documentation of current inoculations Comply with all security and background check... read more

Moving from Intermediate to Specialist

Intermediate Healthcare Interpreter This is a viable entry point for Deaf or hearing interpreters who have already satisfied the requirements for Novice Healthcare Interpreter: Observed non-interpreted medical interactions. Observed experienced interpreters in... read more

Moving from Novice to Intermediate

Novice Healthcare Interpreter This is a viable entry point for Deaf or hearing interpreters who have satisfied the prerequisites. Ideally work is supervised 75% of the time. May be qualified to interpret in the following settings or situations: Routine and low risk... read more

Using the Lattice

Note that the Lattice starts from the bottom. Interpreters build experience and competencies to move to the top. It may be possible to enter the Lattice at various points if preceding required experiences and qualifications are in place. Click on any part of the... read more

New Tool for Developing a Healthcare Interpreting Career

Do you have an interest in healthcare interpreting?  Without a clear structure for determining competency to interpret in healthcare settings, it is not surprising that interpreters, educators, and students are often unclear on the path to work in this specialized... read more

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