It’s that time of year, where shopping is in the air! Now that you have made the decision to advance your career as a Medical Interpreter, the next question you must answer is what are the materials or resources I will need to be successful in my career as a Medical Interpreter?
Bilingual Medical Dictionaries:
As a Medical Interpreter it is important that you obtain a Bilingual Medical Dictionary as you are not expected to know all of the Medical Terms, especially in the beginning when you are first starting out. You must therefore obtain a Bilingual Medical Dictionary for English and your Target language. In order to locate one, go to Amazon and type in Bilingual Medical Dictionary and your target language, then look at the reviews and cost to select a dictionary that best meets your needs.
If you are a remote interpreter, you can get away with a slightly larger dictionary. If you are a face to face interpreter, a smaller more compact dictionary may work best.
Here are some suggested dictionaries:
Once you have obtained your diploma and are ready to work as a remote interpreter with MiTio, we recommend that you purchase these devices as aides that will enhance your ability to be a professional Interpreter.
Language Translation Device:
Noise Cancelling Headset w/ Mic:
How do I Advance my Career?
How do I advance my career as a Medical Interpreter? Obtain the 160 HR Diploma. Many employers are now looking for additional education in their professional Medical Interpreters. Additional schooling is not just recommended but increasingly required. Thus improving your educational opportunities is vital to advancing your career.
The first thing to be aware of is the difference in pricing. The Diploma Course bundle is $1890, this includes all of your textbooks, 24 hours of Live Scenarios Practice as well as the Proficiency Exam. It does not include however the cost of the Bilingual Dictionary.
Next you have the Diploma + Certification, which includes all of the above, plus certification for $2400. Compare tuition for all courses/programs here: https://www.mitio.org/interpretation-course-comparison
If you prefer to pay for each Diploma course one at a time, you may enroll into each individually. The Diploma Courses can be found in the CEU course page:
Each Diploma course has its own textbook. Our courses have many different modalities: Interpreting Videos, Medical Terminology Videos, Voiced over PowerPoint Presentation Lectures, Live Webinars for Practice on Scenarios, and Projects where you do Scenarios on your own. The textbooks are used for the essay assignment in the course and also as a reference guide for later in your career.
Here are the links to all of the Diploma Textbooks below:
Medical Interpreter 40 HR course:
Medical Terminology Course:
Medical Interpreter Intermediate Course:
Medical Interpreter Advanced Course:
Now it’s your turn. Do you have a device or resource that has helped you as a Medical Interpreter? If so please share in the comments below. Or share with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Nelva Lee, is the CEO and Founder of MiTio Inc. an Accredited Online Certificate and Diploma Program for Medical and Legal Interpreters and Translators. MiTio Inc. is also an Interpreting Agency specializing in delivering VRI and OPI to over 200 languages to include ASL with our state of the art interpreting platform accessible via any device to include smartphones.