Happy 2nd Anniversary to the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters!

On October 10th 2009, the Independent National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters launched at the IMIA conference the process of the National Board certification!  It has been only 2 years but what a great success the NBCMI has been…
 
  • There are now over 250 Certified Medical Interpreters (CMI’s) nationwide
  • Over 700 interpreters took the written exam
  • Soon, there will be 5 more languages ready for the oral exam: Korean, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Cantonese and Russian
  • 5 more languages are in process (Arabic, French, Haitian-Creole, Portuguese and Japanese)
  • With 600 testing sites nationwide
IMPRESSIVE!
CONGRATULATIONS NBCMI!

We are on the rise! 22 % Estimated Growth for Translator and Interpreter Profession!

Dear Interpreters and Translators,

If you are one of those who asked themselves recently if your profession is financially really rewarding or if you should rather change trades, there are good news!  The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that “employment of interpreters and translators is projected to increase 22 percent over the 2008–18 decade, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.” International political and economic relations and the continued immigration support the need for our profession  across all fields.

Traditional languages such as Portuguese, French, Italian, German and Spanish will be still high in demand, but on the rise are now Arabic, Middle Eastern and East Asian languages such as Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

It is an exciting time right now for us as professionals.  So, for those who are maybe weary, check out following links:

Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos175.htm#outlook

Recent article from 09/18/2011 in the Las Vegas Review Journal: http://www.lvrj.com/employment/translator-interpreter-becomes-top-profession-for-2012-130062423.html