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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