Sign Language Interpreter

What Does A Sign Language Interpreter Do?

A sign language interpreter converts language from one to another during speeches, meetings, conferences, and during conversation.

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How Do I Become A Sign Language Interpreter?

Completing a two-year college program in sign language or a related field may be required. Some organizations may only hire applicants with a four-year bachelor’s degree in sign language.

What is the Average Salary For A Sign Language Interpreter?

High – 85,000
Median – 50,000
Low – 29,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Sign Language Interpreter?

  • As many college-prep courses as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Foreign Language

What Is The Work Environment For A Sign Language Interpreter?

Interpreters typically work in schools, hospitals, courtrooms, and conference centers.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Sign Language Interpreter?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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