What Does it Take to Become a Court Interpreter?

Lots of people dream of being a court interpreter and helping individuals communicate with juries, lawyers and judges in the courtroom. If you are also excited to become a court interpreter, then read on to see what it takes to do one of the most important jobs in the world.

 

Steps to Becoming a Court Interpreter

The job of a court interpreter is quite stressful, however it’s never boring. Plus, you can work with a flexible schedule and always be in demand (don’t worry: technology can never replace human interpreters). And yes, you can earn a good wage if you are a successful professional interpreter. But how can you become a professional court interpreter, you ask? Well, to start, you need to:

  • earn a bachelor’s degree in a foreign language, translation studies, or legal studies, (yep, in-depth knowledge of the relevant field is a must),
  • enroll in a professional court interpreter certificate program (it will significantly increase your employment opportunities and your earning potential),
  • start working as an interpreter to gain experience. It’s also a good idea to look for internships or part-time jobs while at university.
  • be a lifelong learner to become more knowledgeable and a well-rounded person.

And remember, there will be days when you’ll feel that your knowledge isn’t enough. But don’t worry! This happens to both new and highly experienced interpreters. Even though the job of court interpreters is full of challenges, it is indeed very worthy. Remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day.

 

A Brand New Way to Find Jobs on the Go

It is no secret that to get better at something, you have to practice a lot. AppearMe gives qualified court interpreters the chance to find a job on the go and gain experience as a court interpreter. Nope, you don’t need to send your resume to us. We won’t call you for an interview either. All you need is sign up to AppearMe, get verified and start receiving court interpreter requests in your area. There are zillions of jobs posted on AppearMe every day in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Washington, trust me. And all certified, professionally qualified or language skilled court interpreters can join AppearMe, earn extra dollars and gain experience.

 

Get in Touch With Us!

And one last thing: if you would like to learn more about AppearMe services, please dial (888) 900-3080 or email us at support@appearme.com anytime for assistance or with questions. We’d love to hear from you!

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