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Medical Interpreting (XMC)
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CSA044 Medical Interpreting
If you are bilingual, have good speaking and listening skills, and enjoy working with people, you may have a future as a medical interpreter. Medical interpreters are in great demand nationwide, including Massachusetts where interpreters are legally required to be in acute care hospitals and behavioral health facilities. The Department of Labor Statistics reports employment of interpreters and translators is expected to grow 42 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations. Course provides a working knowledge of the various aspects of medical interpreting such as the standards of practice, ethics, HIPAA regulations, cultural competency, and medical vocabulary development. You will have the opportunity to perform role-plays via Skype with individual language coach/facilitators. Receive three role-play sessions as part of the course and you can opt to continue working with the language coach upon completion of the course. Tuition includes program materials and Skype role-play sessions. Please bring binder to first class. Prerequisite: Must be fluent in English and a second language. Screening required; Call 978-236-1200 to request a screening appointment after registration.

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