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    Question Hi I am new and need advice please !

    HI everyone, I am new and have applied for a job as a Interpreter in the city I live in North Carolina, USA. I learned Spanish beginning at school and then Meeting my Husband and living in Honduras , Ca. for a year. I have been speaking spanish with my husband for 18 yrs, have translated for him, for friends of ours, and thought I would apply for a job getting paid for it. I can read spanish fairly good( took 2 yrs in H.S.) and 2 yrs in College, and am a little rusty at writing. I speak ok, but could never pick up the accent , but understand it really well. I am kind of nervous because I will be given a test orally and written. I live in a area that has lots of immigrants( mostly mexican), and there is a great need for spanish speaking people. Any suggestions would be great.
    Oh yes the job is working in the public Health department here, and I do have a book that teachs Medical terms for non -native spanish people.

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    Hi! I know the Interpreting career combined with Medicine is extremely difficult and demanding, especially Im referring to Simultaneous Interpretation for Conferences.
    However, it all depends on the needs of the people hiring you. If they simply want you to liase with patients that dont know the English language, than the ability to communicate and make yourself understand to them should probably do.
    Im sure there are loads of dictionaries on medicine in the market but I guess youll be mainly asked to facilitate the communication between patients and doctors.
    I hope this helps!

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    Default OOps forgot, yes translation will be...

    It is a general job just translating for people who don't speak English, sometimes going to their homes and making sure things are ok. If it was something like translating at a higher level, I would never had thought to apply. Thanks for the opinion. C

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