Question by warehaus: What is it like to work as an American Sign Language interpreter?
What is your day like? In addition to your language skills, what else is it helpful to know or learn about? What do you like about your job? What do you dislike?
Answer by robynique2
There may be different answers to this question. It depends if you are a freelance or community interpreter or an educational interpreter. I have worked in both fields. Currently I work in K-12 setting. I like my job because it is steady and I know how much I will make every week. i also get holidays off and summer and spring break. Since I work in an educational setting I do more than interpret sign language. I work as an aide in the classroom and help the teacher with day-to-day activities.Other things that are helpful is to just have a broad background. When you interpret it is very helpful to have an understanding of a lot of subjects and different areas. It is hard to interpret a concept that you do not understand.
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