Jobs and Employment Opportunities

The demand for interpreters is growing rapidly. As a student in the American Sign Language-English Interpretation program, you will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with a professional interpreter in a college, school or community setting during a practicum that provides you with real-world experience as an interpreter.

As a graduate of the program, you will be prepared to work as an entry-level interpreter in a variety of places and situations.

Interpreters work in the following settings:

  • K-12 schools (public and private)
  • Colleges and universities
  • Government agencies
  • Businesses
  • Hospitals
  • Social service agencies
  • Churches and synagogues
  • Performing arts theateres

Many interpreters are self-employed and work in private practice. Private-practice interpreters handle all aspects of their business, such as scheduling and billing, and they also receive assignments through interpreter service agencies.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics provides additional information about the nature of the work, job outlook and earnings for interpreters.