Becoming an American Sign Language interpreter is a very popular choice for many ASL students.
People choose to become interpreters because they love American Sign Language, love Deaf people, and enjoy being exposed to a wide variety of interesting subject matter and experiences. Interpreting is a very fun and rewarding career. You get to wake up every morning and go out into the world and provide a valuable service.
Here are some articles that include information you need to become an ASL interpreter or how to find one in your area:
- Becoming an Interpreter for the Deaf
- Sign Language Interpreting Code of Ethics
- Great Book Recommendations for the ASL Interpreter
- Find ASL Terps (Interpreters) in Your Area
Be sure to keep in mind that you need to be willing to work hard to gain the skills and experience necessary for this type of work. Before you begin your interpreting education, we highly recommend doing some research to make sure this is the right career for you.