A MEANINGFUL CAREER IN AN EXCITING FIELD Imagine being rushed into a hospital’s emergency ward where no one understands what you’re saying because they don’t speak your language. Imagine feeling frustrated by the unfamiliar words printed on the label of your prescription medication.
Healthcare interpreters create clarity between patients and healthcare providers by bridging the language gap and accurately communicating critical, life-saving information. They provide an invaluable community service while enjoying a meaningful and rewarding career.
Want to be a healthcare interpreter? The Master of Conference Interpreting program can help.
The Master of Conference Interpreting degree is a two-year program consisting of six academic terms. Year One covers interpreting in three settings: healthcare, courts and conferences. After completing the first year, you have the option of exiting the program with a Graduate Diploma in General Interpreting (GDCI), a credential that will help you prepare for important accreditation tests, including those administered by the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters and the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters. These qualifications will enable you to start a career as a healthcare interpreter.
After earning the GDCI and working in healthcare, graduates who want to expand their career opportunities can return to Glendon for Year Two of the interpreting program, which focuses on conference interpreting and earns successful graduates a Master of Conference Interpreting degree.
Take the first step towards a fulfilling career
Did you know?
Most interpreters are self-employed freelancers who enjoy the flexibility of setting their own hours and working frequently from home.