Do you see yourself as someone who can bridge the communication gap between non-English speaking patients and medical personnel? Do you desire to be a critical member of a healthcare team where you will be trained to communicate and medical terminology into an easily understood and culturally sensitive format for patients? Then you are the perfect candidate for our Medical Interpreter Certificate.
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What is a medical interpreter?
Medical Interpreters bridge the communication gap between non-English speaking patients and medical personnel. They work with doctors and patients to identify human anatomy and translate medical documents in both languages. They also communicate common medical terminology in written and verbal formats.
How to become a medical interpreter?
One requirement of national certification is successful completion of a 40-hour course on Medical Interpreting. Our Medical Interpreter Certificate includes theory and hands-on instruction during the ten-week program. Students will learn and identify human anatomy in both languages, translate medical documents from English to Spanish, communicate common medical terminology in written and verbal formats, and understand the code of ethics and roles of a Medical Interpreter. Students will also focus on Hispanic cultural appreciation and participate in bilingual discussion, interviews, and presentations. Individuals interested in starting a career in the medical field, nurses or medical office staff, or those looking to develop skills may benefit from this program. The training will help prepare you for taking a National certification test.
How much do medical interpreters make?
According to ZipRecruiter, the average annual pay for a Medical Interpreter in the United States is $50,029 a year.
Visit the KSU Medical Interpreter Certificate page for more details about registration information, course schedules, and more.