We at CCHI know that the healthcare interpreting profession can only grow and thrive if more individuals continue to enter this dynamic and rewarding profession. Therefore, CCHI is committed to increasing awareness of the medical interpreting profession. Watch the videos to hear what interpreters think about their profession, its importance, and their reasons for choosing it.
Healthcare interpreters are continually learning and developing their skills. They learn fundamental healthcare interpreting skills and practices in introductory-level training programs. They continue their professional development with advanced-level training programs and workshops. Their own lives and on-the-job experiences provide a rich complement to their classroom-based learning experiences. They are constantly learning because there is always more to learn and explore in healthcare settings.
Healthcare interpreters have diverse employment options. They work as independent contractors, hospital employees, and for language service companies. They work onsite, by phone, and through video technologies. They serve the language services needs in their local communities and throughout the nation. The work they do has a profound impact on the personal lives of patients and their families as well as the professional practice of healthcare team members.
Healthcare interpreters are professionals. They are members of professional organizations where they grow in their own careers and contribute to the advancement of the healthcare interpreting profession as a whole. They demonstrate their competence and commitment by earning certification credentials. They stand on par with all professionals who work in healthcare settings.