Find out everything you need to know about becoming a Sign Language Interpreter.
Job Title – Sign Language Interpreter
A Sign Language Interpreter is responsible for helping deaf or hearing-impaired individuals understand what is being said in a variety of situations.
Typical Job Activities
Provides sign language interpretation services for lectures, labs,
seminars, practicum placements, rotations, meetings, appointments, and exams
Provides sign language interpretation services for College-hosted public activities e.g., convocations, open houses, orientation events, annual general meetings, alumni events, and lectureships
Obtains and study all necessary materials to prepare for interpreting responsibilities
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Compulsory subjects: Languages
Recommended subjects: History
Experience with deaf population
Must be able to relate to population served
What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?
Be trustworthy and
responsible as incorrect interpretations may have far-reaching consequences
Be patient and tactful
Have fluency in speech
Have good hearing and a clear voice
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Relevant Contact Details
Department of Justice
Career Progress and Path
Experience in specific field
Possible Career Paths
Specialist career in the specific field
Reasons to consider this career
I can be of service to people
I can work with languages
I can apply my special skills
I can communicate and interact with people