As a bilingual individual, you’ve got a marketable skill that could lead to a rewarding new career helping others. Healthcare is a growing field and the potential to find a great job is very real.
Our 40-hour interpreter training course teaches you everything you need to know to get started as a medical interpreter, like the interpreter code of ethics and standards of practice, the basics of the human body systems, medical terminology, and more.
When you finish the course, you’ll receive a Certificate of Qualification you can use to find work right away.
Bonus: Your certificate also fulfills 3 of the requirements for applying to take the NBCMI or CCHI exams: it serves as proof of your initial interpreter training AND as proof of language proficiency for both English and your target language!
This course guides you step-by-step through everything you need to know to become a qualified medical interpreter and apply for jobs with agencies all over the world.
Each unit features video lessons with trained interpreters and educators who are excited to help you get started in your new career. You’ll practice your oral interpretation skills, chat with our team during weekly office hours, and have the ability to schedule affordable one-on-one coaching (in available languages).
Complete the course online at your own pace. You can go through the lessons and pass your tests in just a few weeks if you want. Or complete the lessons over time to make it fit your busy schedule.
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ALTA is an employee-owned company, so each one of us is personally invested in your success. We’ve put our heart and soul into this program and we’ve seen it help hundreds of students find fulfilling, well-paying jobs in the healthcare industry.
If you dedicate yourself to the program, it works. We know that because our students tell us it’s true…and they have the results to prove it
We want to see you grow personally and professionally to meet your goal of being a professional medical interpreter. But if our course isn’t right for you for any reason, just ask for a refund within 14 days and we’ll give you your money back, guaranteed.**If you request a refund you will not be eligible to receive a Certificate of Qualification.
In order to work as a medical interpreter, you will need to at least complete a 40-hour training course, like this one.
You can apply for jobs and find work with just this 40-hour Certificate of Qualification.
If you want to be more competitive for the best jobs you may want to continue and get your national certification from either CCHI or NBCMI. But in order to apply to take either national certification exam, you must complete a qualifying 40-hour course first.
Absolutely. Our students come from all types of jobs— servers, educators, stay-at-home moms, and dozens of others. If you start with a bilingual foundation and you’re willing to put in the work, we’ll teach you all that you need to know.
According to Payscale.com, the average medical interpreter makes around $47,000 per year and many full-time interpreter positions also include valuable benefits, like healthcare and vacation time.
Your first step is to complete an approved 40- hour training course. Then, you can apply to take your National Certification exams through the CCHI or the NBCMI. To apply, you need proof of your 40- hour training, proof of fluency in English, and proof of fluency in your target language. A Certification of Qualification from ALTA’s course meets all 3 of these requirements. For more information on pre-requisites, fees, and how to register, take a look at the CCHI and NBCMI websites!
We don’t do job placement at ALTA, but we can tell you that medical interpreters are in demand across the United States. After you complete our 40-hour course and earn your certificate of completion, you’ll get access to our interpreter agency directory and our private Alumni Facebook group, where you can network with other graduates and learn about job opportunities.
Yes! You can enroll today for just $200 and you’ll get instant access. Then you’ll make 3 easy monthly payments ($150 each) that will be automatically deducted from your credit card each month.
There are no restrictions, no interest, and no extra charges. You’ll pay the same amount as if you pay in full today and you can proceed with your exams and even get your Certificate of Qualification before your final payment is made.
A medical interpreter works to actively facilitate verbal communication between a patient and a healthcare provider. As an interpreter, it’s your role to make sure that the healthcare provider and patient communicate with each other, so that the proper care can be administered.
A medical translator, on the other hand, works almost exclusively with translating written documents. It is an entirely different skill that requires a different type of training.