I have a friend that is very fluent in Spanish but due to some financial issues at the company she works for has had her hours cut. She is looking at trying to make a go on her own as a medical Interpreter. She is not Internet savy and told her I'd ask you all for advice and guidance.
How would one get started? Is there any certification she should get? I did some research am not sure what is legit and not a waste of time and $$$.
Thanks in advance.
Chad, I don't know of any certification that is required. Typically the interpreter needs to be fluent in the language AND in medical terminology.
I would recommend that your friend get set up with Skype, a 1-800 number and a basic word press website.
I would then have them start making contact with hospitals (not only in your area but nationally). E-mails, brochures and lots and lots of phone calls.
I know we used interpreters often at UAB. They were paid an hourly rate (sometimes with a minimum) for their assistance.
The courts is a great idea. I did see this was one of your 48 business ideas only after I posted this question here. Thanks again for the great advice.