Spanish Interpreter Jobs Forum

Get new comments by email
You can cancel email alerts at anytime.

Current Discussions (78) - Start a Discussion

State of CA and Federal Interpreter

Interpreting: A Dead End Career

When I got certified back in 1998, my CA court certification issued to me was numbered in the 300,000 range. At that time, only 3% to 6% of all...


Updated 2 months ago

What are typical spanish interpreter salaries? - 296 Replies

[QUOTE who="Med-Soc. Interpreter in Seattle, Washington"]Hi Michael, In most states any one over the age of 14 is legally qualify to work, check...


Updated 2 months ago

How to become freelance Spanish interpreter - 194 Replies

[QUOTE who="vickirincon in Kansas"]CONTINUED........... I have also done freelance interpreting in this area. My main Goal is to get certified as...


Updated 4 months ago

Don't Even Bother Getting Certified - 256 Replies

[QUOTE who="Carol in San Gabriel, California"]Hello everyone, I'm wondering if anyone out there has any suggestions on where someone can volunteer...

queenenergy in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Updated 5 months ago

Current rate for phone interpreters - 52 Replies

I am wondering what experienced interpreters are charging for phone interpreting these days. I have been freelancing successfully for three years as...

Trisha Gill in Miami, United States minor outlying islands

Updated 7 months ago

Where can I get certified as a Spanish/English Translator? - 5 Replies

I would like to get certified as a Spanish Translator and I live in San Mateo. And where would I go to look for a job as a translator?? I am new in...

Trisha Gill in Miami, United States minor outlying islands

Updated 7 months ago

Starting up a interpretation/translation business - 2 Replies

I'm trying to start up a translation/interpretation business. I'm going to be self-employed but plan on gradually growing my company. Are there any...


Updated 9 months ago

A few questions for interpreters or future interpreters - 216 Replies

Hola Everyone! My husband has been taking interpreting classes in the internet from SCSI, he got awesome grades on all his tests. He just did the...

amachado129 in Phoenix, Arizona

Do I need to get ceritified? Where can I do it? And whats better to apply at a hospital or be freelance??

I want to get into Spanish Interpreting since I am a fluent Spanish speaker and writer as well. I want to know what is better if applying for court,...

Eric in Rancho Cucamonga, California

Updated 10 months ago

term notario .. how would you translate it to English? - 2 Replies

Hi, I am doing a divorce paper translation Sp to Eng but I am unsure what to write about oficina de notario. I know notario is a term that can't...

Abel Silva-Hernandez in San Francisco, California

Updated 10 months ago

I'm considering writing a book on The Profession of Court Interpreting and posting here, in serialized form. - 14 Replies

Was wondering what your thoughts were...If I should do it. I have decades of experience as an interpreter, in the courts and elsewhere. My idea is to...


Updated 11 months ago

Spanish Interpreters in NC - 2 Replies

Interpreters do not get pay much in the Carolinas... compared to other states, is not even worth getting a certification in NC.

Bobby Ebadi in Van Nuys, California

Updated 14 months ago

Medical On-Site Arrival Time/No-Show Policy - 5 Replies

How early do you arrive for an on-site medical interpretation appointment? Does your agency give you a Drs. appointment time or a check-in/registrati...

CarShar in Irvine, California

Updated 16 months ago

Court Interpreter Oral Exam Results - 2 Replies

I took the Court Interpreter Oral Exam yesterday for the first time, and I was wondering...when the results come out [pass or fail], do they have a...

monchaton8 in Greenville, South Carolina

Updated 17 months ago

Spanish interpreters in Florida - 94 Replies

Hello, Does anyone know where to look for interpreter jobs in Florida? I am working in Seattle, but I am planning to move to Florida. Thank you.

Anafutureinterpreter in Beaumont, California

Written Exam

Hi all, I have recently failed the written portion of the Court Interpreting State Exam. I am new in the forum, so kind of lost on how to reply...

A Victim in Fullerton, California

Court Interpreting Sucks: De-Certified Over $100 Missed Payment!

How does court interpreting suck? Let us CONTINUE to count the ways. I just found out that I have been de-certified simply for missing a miserly...

Information in Ashburn, Virginia

Updated 24 months ago

Anyone work as a Spanish Linguist for MVM Inc? - 35 Replies

I was offered a job and was wondering how the job is and how much it pays. How long did the hiring process take? Thanks for your help! :)

Anaira in Los Angeles, California

Updated 24 months ago

State Written Exam!!!! - 98 Replies

I'm planning to take the next written exam as soon as they announce the dates, I have been studying a lot, but lately many have been telling me that...

Elite TransLingo in San Leandro, California

Updated 27 months ago

How Court Interpreting Sucks: Let me count the ways! - 134 Replies

Do you have a strong sense of Justice? Do you believe in Morality & Fairness? Are you the type that abides by the Rule of Law? If you've answered...

Elite TransLingo in San Leandro, California

Updated 27 months ago

The California Certification exam for Court Interpreters - 28 Replies

Someone told me that because it is the most dificult to pass, some people decide to go to other states, such as Nevada or Texas, so they can pass...

Elite TransLingo in San Leandro, California

Updated 27 months ago

Certified Court Interpreter in CA: Payment? - 3 Replies

I am a newly certified court interpreter (Spanish) in California. Can anyone give me advice on payment? I would like to know how much I can charge as...

Heartland Multilingual in Centerville, Iowa

Updated 34 months ago

Should I start an phone interpretation company? - 3 Replies

Hi! I've been looking at these forums and they have been very educational. I have built a phone system that could be used for interpretation...

nerdylady in Somewhere in Cali, California

Updated 37 months ago

The REAL lowdown on court interpreting - 115 Replies

There seems to be a lot of misinformation out there regarding court interpreting as a career. I’d like to set the record straight on many issues...

Gerardo in Los Angeles, California

Updated 39 months ago

Getting a spanish interpreter job. - 596 Replies

How did you get your start doing spanish interpreter work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a...

Projektwelve in Costa Mesa, California

Certified Court Interpreter Information

Hello all, I just became a certified court interpreter and I am about ready to start working. However, I have some questions that need answers...

Person in Jamison, Pennsylvania

Updated 43 months ago

Russian Interpreter - 2 Replies

Does anyone know if there is a need for Russian interpreter in Dallas area? I am interested face to face by appointment

annonymous36912 in California

Updated 49 months ago

has anyone worked for Language People Inc before? - 2 Replies

Has anyone been employed by Language People Inc, before? Is it a good they treat their interpreters well? Has anyone enjoyed working...

Spellchecker in Rochester, Michigan

Updated 50 months ago

CA Judicial Council to Independant Court Interps: DROP DEAD! - 14 Replies

Lateely there has been some misunderstanding expressed by numerous independant court interpreters regarding the role the CA Judicial Council plays in...

Omar in Anaheim, California

Updated 50 months ago

Job Market for Certified Court Interps: DISMAL ! - 1 Reply

In reading thru the threads in the Spanish Interpreter Jobs Forum I notice one constant outstanding theme; all the wanna-be future interps possess a...

cindy in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 51 months ago

Are spanish interpreter job opportunities growing or declining? - 8 Replies

Are jobs in this industry on the rise? Are there any sub-sectors that are growing? Where are the jobs? Which places have the most spanish...

Lys in South Richmond Hill, New York

Updated 53 months ago

Selling Spanish Cd's - 2 Replies

Hi Everyone, I am selling my Spanish Cd's on, if anyone is interested. It's called Spanish In 100 Days, and it comes with 3 Cd's and a...

Torturers have NO rule of law in Anaheim, California

There's a GLUT of Spanish court interpreters

Newsflash for wanna-be Spanish court interpreters: there's currently a GLUT of interpreters in the job market while AT THE SAME TIME demand has...

mrstaylor in Hayward, California

Interpreter wages

I live in the Bay Area and I plan to integrate into the Spanish/English interpreting field. I'd like to know what is considered an average hourly...

JH Zavala in Ojai, California

Updated 57 months ago

How Fluent is Fluent in Spanish Court Interpreting? - 2 Replies

I love when people say you need to be 100% fluent to be a court interpreter. What does 100% fluent and 100% bilingual even mean? I've never met...

granddaughter's name 2 in West Long Branch, New Jersey

Updated 58 months ago

Tips for spanish interpreter interviews. - 6 Replies

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming spanish interpreter interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and...

Purple in San Diego, California

Updated 58 months ago

Interpreting States Certification Test's TIPS - 4 Replies

Hi everyone. I would like to start a new discussion on TIPS for the State Certification test. Since it costs $250 dollars to take it, I found myself...

Working Interpreter in Redondo Beach, California

YO ACUSO - Denuncia de un Crimen Político

**This book is highly recommended by the SCSI for students who are currently taking courses to become bilingual Federal and State Court...

Alekz in Los Angeles, California

Updated 61 months ago

Spanish Intepreting In kansas - 1 Reply

Hello, I am a certified Medical interpreter for Spanish. I worked in hospitals while I lived in Minnesota, but now that I live In Kansas I have...

PJ in Gulfport, Mississippi

Updated 62 months ago

Advice For Finding Spanish Interpreting Work In Gulfport/Biloxi, Mississippi? - 7 Replies

Hi Everyone, I grew up in a bilingual household (english/spanish) and studied in Mexico during my summers growing up, so I can fluently speak, read...

rosa in Aurora, Illinois

How can i be a provider for work comp insurances

Sometimes i got an interpretation but when i called to get authorization with the health insurance they do not approved because they have they own...

Liz in Thousand Oaks, California

Updated 65 months ago

joe hernandez interpreting course - 2 Replies

I just want to say that I took Joe Hernandez course and passed the written exam in 11 weeks, the class prepares you very well and he emphasizes the...

pittstategorilla in Lenexa, Kansas

Internship utilizing a bachelors in spanish in the Kansas City area

Where do i even begin to look?

Louis in Dearborn, Michigan

Updated 65 months ago

What type of certification does one need to get in this field. - 1 Reply

I speak fluent spanish and have thought of trying and helping the latino community in Michigan, but I do not know where to start so if any one can...

Mirtha Salcido in Wichita, Kansas

Interpreting and Translation

Hi i am a student looking to start a interpreting and translation service i was wondering if any one knows if their is and licences or permits...

Eby in Downingtown, Pennsylvania

Anyone know what is the reality for court interpreters in the Eastern US?

Specifically states like Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. Like how much work is really there if you get certified. I know PA has staff...

Gurpreet in Chino Hills, California

Updated 67 months ago

anyone work as a court interpreter in Pomona, ca - 1 Reply

I really wanted to find out how one is employed at the Pomona courthouse as a Spanish court interpreter..even as a f status employee. Has anyone...

pat in Plant City, Florida

Updated 67 months ago


I have seen in the last years how much the recession and immigration problems have affected this bussiness. Any comments?

federico llorente in Brownsville, Texas

Updated 70 months ago

Looking for an interpreter to answer a few questions - 2 Replies

Hello, I am trying to get some research for a school project, so if someone who is an interpreter could answer these few questions for me, I'd...

chenasca in Orlando, Florida

Updated 70 months ago

Becoming Independent Interpreter - 2 Replies

I have been steadily working as a Freelance Interpreter for about 3 years now and love the flexibility. I was offered a job with the Board of Ed for...

Page:  1  2  Next »

What's great about where you work? If you could change one thing about your job, what would it be? Got a question? Share the best and worst about what you do and where you work by joining a discussion or starting your own.

RSS Feed Icon Subscribe to this forum as an RSS feed.

» Sign in or create an account to start a discussion.