A few years ago Tom and I decided we wanted to learn Sign Language. There was a friend of ours whose mother was deaf and we wanted to communicate.
What we learned was that there was a growing need for Sign Language Interpreters. We never thought of this as a “career” for us however we did know several others that did pursue their training.
I don’t know if Sign Langauge is inluded but check this out:
“Employment of interpreters and translators is expected to grow 42 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth will be driven by broadening international ties and by large increases in the number of non-English-speaking people in the United States.”
A Study by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the US Dept. of Labor. The image below is also from that site:
That’s a great number to look at when you are thinking about starting your own business. Are you fascinated by learning and interpreting for others? Maybe you had never thought about making a career doing this. Here are three things to consider:
1) What are the requirements for being an interpreter?
2) Typically you’d need to have a bachelor’s degree.
3) You would also need to be fluent in English and one other language.
What about Sign Language requirements. Here’s a great site to check out: Sign Langauge Interpreter
Do you love language? Could this be your new career?
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Toni Nelson – Author, Online Visibility Strategist, Business Coach, Award Winning Photographer & Videographer