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Interpreting & RID Overview
The Field of Interpreting – Opportunities and Growth
The field of interpretation is currently in an exciting period of growth as a career profession. As we work to eliminate the perception of interpretation as just a “job” that any individual with an interest can undertake, we are seeing the field gain a momentum in reputation that encompasses quality and respect. With supply not meeting the current demand, interpreters have become an invaluable tool in communication access between Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.
Interpreting is a human service related field that is utilized in a myriad of different life situations, such as medical, mental health, law, education, etc. An interpreter, who must uphold the professional code of conduct (PDF), is a bilingual and bicultural professional working in a true profession and should be regarded as such.
Because interpreters are key to communication access, RID strives to maintain high standards for members in various ways, including credentials, continuing education and standard practice papers.
If you are thinking of interpreting as a career, we hope that this information will be helpful in your decision-making process. If you need more information, please do not hesitate to contact RID Headquarters at 703-838-0030. Learn more about interpreting as a career.
The Art of Interpreting….
What It Takes
Always a Leader
Our members are found in schools, courtrooms, hospitals, churches, businesses and a variety of other places. No matter the setting, RID is connecting people who lead the profession.
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