Have you considered becoming a medical interpreter? It’s a valuable and rewarding job for people who can speak two (or more) languages.
- Make sure that the doctor and patient understand each other, during discussions about medical diagnosis and treatment
- Can help with cultural as well as language issues in communication
- Explain how health care and services work
- Advise patients of their rights
- Take a look at some available jobs for medical interpreters in Massachusetts
- MassBay Community College is one of many schools in the area that offers training for becoming a medical interpreter
- Here’s another private school in Boston – with an article that explains more about this career
- There’s a non-profit organization in Boston, called Found in Translation, which offers a medical interpreter training program for free – to women with a low income. Here’s a recent article about this organization.