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Select, Find and Prepare for Sign Language Interpreting Careers and Jobs - all on one page


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This page will take you through 4 steps to (1) Select from Sign Language Interpreting careers/jobs, (2) Find Sign Language Interpreting job listings, (3) Prepare for Sign Language Interpreting careers, and (4) Provide Sign Language Interpreting career-specific resources.

Step 1: Select a Career/Job: This page starts with 4 ways for you to identify and select from listings of Sign Language Interpreting careers/jobs:
A) Fastest Growing Sign Language Interpreting Careers - 2020 to 2030 (est.)
These listings are based on job growth estimates and helps you to identify the fastest growing and evolving Sign Language Interpreting careers. Some careers may not initially seem related to Sign Language Interpreting, so relevant Sign Language Interpreting jobs are listed alongside each listing. This can also help us to identify which careers (bottom of the listing) may have negative growth - perhaps due to automation or planned obsolescence.
B) Median Annual Salary U.S. Sign Language Interpreting Careers
These listings are sorted (descending) by median annual salary in the U.S. This may help us to identify our ideal career. We may not qualify at this time for the desired career, but this listing and the results provided can help us to explore job details, as well as learn how to appropriately prepare for the career.
C) Sign Language Interpreting Career Ladders (Educational Requirements)
These listings will help us to identify Sign Language Interpreting careers sorted by educational requirements (with the most difficult to obtain listed first). This may help us to identify career ladders (as we scroll down the list), and help us to get jobs that we qualify for now.
D) Select From a Listing of 16 Sign Language Interpreting Jobs.
The list may be quite long. There are two ways you might like to use this list:
1) Filter - As you enter a word, you will filter (limit) the list of jobs
2) Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply explore the list of jobs. There may be many that you might never have considered to be of interest.
Once you have identified an job of interest, simply click on it.

Step 2: Find a Job: After you have selected a career/job above, you will see current jobs listings. You can change the location, distance from location and recency as desired. Each of the listings will link to a current job opening.

Job listings (based on your criteria) can be sent daily to your inbox, so you always have access to the latest opportunities. Complete the short form to start - you can opt out anytime.

Step 3: Prepare For a Career: In this section you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for the chosen career. Information may include (not every career choice includes all of the elements below - updates occur quarterly):
Core and Supplemental Duties: Lists the worker-related tasks performed
General and Specific Work Activities: Summarizes the broad and more specific types of behaviors related to the career
Knowledge Required: Provides the requirements regarding the acquisition of facts and principles
Skills Required: Provides basic skills and cross-functional skills needed
Preparation Required: Provides a summary of the required experience and education
Educational Requirements: Detailed breakdown of the education required
Work Experience Required: Detailed breakdown of the prior work experience required
Local Salary Information: Provides national and local salary ranges
Certifications: Provides appropriate government and private-sector certifications and/or credentials that may be required
Professional Associations: Provides professional associations that are related to the career selected
Job Listings: Provides links to active current job listings for the selected career, along with multiple similar job titles to explore. All details appear on this page
Career Start: Provides up to 10 careers requiring similar capabilities and interests (for starting a similar career)
Career Change: Provides up to 10 careers requiring similar skills and experience (for changing a career).

** If you clicked on a link from section D (as described in Step 1 above), you will see one or more links to an occupation that is usually a bit more general than your initial job selection - the link(s) is directly related to the specific job you identified through your prior selections.
*NOTE: It is possible that there may not be a career path identified for the specific job you selected in Step 1. If this is the case, scroll up the page and click on a different career/job.

Step 4: Career-Specific Resources (detailed and constantly updated): Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that provide detailed (updated) links specific to the career you selected. This information includes:
Videos: Provides a listing of video links related to this career. A great way to get a quick overview of the occupation.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Job Description: Sources that provide job descriptions, which are vital to resume and interview preparation.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview. Can also assist with coffee chats.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.

1) Select a Career/Job

9 Sign Language Interpreting careers are listed below (sorted by Percentage Change in Total Job Openings - 2020 to 2030 est.). Sign Language Interpreting-related jobs specific to each career are also provided. This shows which careers are emerging and growing the fastest. Please Scroll and Select below:

Occupations U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030 (% change) Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs

Speech-Language Pathologists 28.7% Speech and Language Therapist, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologists U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 28.7% Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Speech and Language Therapist, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Interpreters and Translators 23.7% American Sign Language ASL/English Interpreter; American Sign Language ASL/English Sign Language Interpreter/RID Certified; American Sign Language Interpreter (ASL Interpreter); Educational Sign and Oral Certified Interpreter, Sign Language; Hourly Sign Language Interpreter; Sign Language Interpreter; Sign Language Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Consultant; Sign Language Translator
Occupation: Interpreters and Translators U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 23.7% Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: American Sign Language ASL/English Interpreter; American Sign Language ASL/English Sign Language Interpreter/RID Certified; American Sign Language Interpreter (ASL Interpreter); Educational Sign and Oral Certified Interpreter, Sign Language; Hourly Sign Language Interpreter; Sign Language Interpreter; Sign Language Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Consultant; Sign Language Translator
Self-Enrichment Teachers 23.5% Sign Language Teacher
Occupation: Self-Enrichment Teachers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 23.5% Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Sign Language Teacher
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 12.1% Sign Language Teacher
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Preschool U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 12.1% Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Sign Language Teacher
Rehabilitation Counselors 10.4% Job Developer for Deaf Adults; Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Occupation: Rehabilitation Counselors U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 10.4% Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Job Developer for Deaf Adults; Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 10.1% American Sign Language Instructor (ASL Instructor); Sign Language Interpreting Instructor
Occupation: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 10.1% Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: American Sign Language Instructor (ASL Instructor); Sign Language Interpreting Instructor
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 9.4% American Sign Language Studies Program Manager (ASL Studies Program Manager); ASL Instructor (American Sign Language Instructor)
Occupation: Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 9.4% Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: American Sign Language Studies Program Manager (ASL Studies Program Manager); ASL Instructor (American Sign Language Instructor)
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 7.7% Sign Language Teacher
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Secondary School U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7.7% Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Sign Language Teacher
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 7.5% Sign Language Teacher
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Middle School U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7.5% Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Sign Language Teacher

9 Sign Language Interpreting careers are listed below (sorted by U.S. National Median Salary). Sign Language Interpreting-related jobs specific to each occupation are also provided. Please Scroll and Select below::

Occupations National Median Salary Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs

Speech-Language Pathologists $ 80,480 Speech and Language Therapist, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologists National Median Salary: $ 80,480 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Speech and Language Therapist, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary $ 69,920 American Sign Language Studies Program Manager (ASL Studies Program Manager); ASL Instructor (American Sign Language Instructor)
Occupation: Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 69,920 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: American Sign Language Studies Program Manager (ASL Studies Program Manager); ASL Instructor (American Sign Language Instructor)
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary $ 69,690 American Sign Language Instructor (ASL Instructor); Sign Language Interpreting Instructor
Occupation: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 69,690 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: American Sign Language Instructor (ASL Instructor); Sign Language Interpreting Instructor
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School $ 62,320 Sign Language Teacher
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Secondary School National Median Salary: $ 62,320 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Sign Language Teacher
Special Education Teachers, Middle School $ 61,820 Sign Language Teacher
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Middle School National Median Salary: $ 61,820 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Sign Language Teacher
Special Education Teachers, Preschool $ 61,400 Sign Language Teacher
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Preschool National Median Salary: $ 61,400 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Sign Language Teacher
Interpreters and Translators $ 52,330 American Sign Language ASL/English Interpreter; American Sign Language ASL/English Sign Language Interpreter/RID Certified; American Sign Language Interpreter (ASL Interpreter); Educational Sign and Oral Certified Interpreter, Sign Language; Hourly Sign Language Interpreter; Sign Language Interpreter; Sign Language Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Consultant; Sign Language Translator
Occupation: Interpreters and Translators National Median Salary: $ 52,330 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: American Sign Language ASL/English Interpreter; American Sign Language ASL/English Sign Language Interpreter/RID Certified; American Sign Language Interpreter (ASL Interpreter); Educational Sign and Oral Certified Interpreter, Sign Language; Hourly Sign Language Interpreter; Sign Language Interpreter; Sign Language Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Consultant; Sign Language Translator
Self-Enrichment Teachers $ 39,960 Sign Language Teacher
Occupation: Self-Enrichment Teachers National Median Salary: $ 39,960 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Sign Language Teacher
Rehabilitation Counselors $ 37,530 Job Developer for Deaf Adults; Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Occupation: Rehabilitation Counselors National Median Salary: $ 37,530 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Job Developer for Deaf Adults; Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

11 Sign Language Interpreting careers are listed (sorted by Education/Preparation Requirements - descending) to provide career ladders. Sign Language Interpreting-related jobs specific to each career are also provided.

Education/Preparation Categories:
5 = Usually requires graduate school (e.g., Master's degree, Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.)
4 = Usually requires a four-year Bachelor's degree
3 = Usually requires vocational training, related on-the-job experience, or Associate's degree
2 = Usually requires a high school diploma
1 = May require a high school diploma or GED certificate
Please Scroll and Select below:
Occupations Education/Preparation Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs

Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 5 American Sign Language Instructor (ASL Instructor); Sign Language Interpreting Instructor
Occupation: Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: American Sign Language Instructor (ASL Instructor); Sign Language Interpreting Instructor
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary 5 American Sign Language Studies Program Manager (ASL Studies Program Manager); ASL Instructor (American Sign Language Instructor)
Occupation: Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: American Sign Language Studies Program Manager (ASL Studies Program Manager); ASL Instructor (American Sign Language Instructor)
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 5 Sign Language Teacher
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Preschool Education/Preparation: 5 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Sign Language Teacher
Speech-Language Pathologists 5 Speech and Language Therapist, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologists Education/Preparation: 5 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Speech and Language Therapist, Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Interpreters and Translators 4 American Sign Language ASL/English Interpreter; American Sign Language ASL/English Sign Language Interpreter/RID Certified; American Sign Language Interpreter (ASL Interpreter); Educational Sign and Oral Certified Interpreter, Sign Language; Hourly Sign Language Interpreter; Sign Language Interpreter; Sign Language Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Consultant; Sign Language Translator
Occupation: Interpreters and Translators Education/Preparation: 4 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: American Sign Language ASL/English Interpreter; American Sign Language ASL/English Sign Language Interpreter/RID Certified; American Sign Language Interpreter (ASL Interpreter); Educational Sign and Oral Certified Interpreter, Sign Language; Hourly Sign Language Interpreter; Sign Language Interpreter; Sign Language Interpreter, Deaf/Hard of Hearing Consultant; Sign Language Translator
Rehabilitation Counselors 4 Job Developer for Deaf Adults; Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Occupation: Rehabilitation Counselors Education/Preparation: 4 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Job Developer for Deaf Adults; Rehabilitation Counselor for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Special Education Teachers, Elementary School 4 Sign Language Teacher
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Elementary School Education/Preparation: 4 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Sign Language Teacher
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten 4 Sign Language Teacher
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten Education/Preparation: 4 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Sign Language Teacher
Special Education Teachers, Middle School 4 Sign Language Teacher
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Middle School Education/Preparation: 4 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Sign Language Teacher
Special Education Teachers, Secondary School 4 Sign Language Teacher
Occupation: Special Education Teachers, Secondary School Education/Preparation: 4 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Sign Language Teacher
Self-Enrichment Teachers 3 Sign Language Teacher
Occupation: Self-Enrichment Teachers Education/Preparation: 3 Sign Language Interpreting-Related Jobs: Sign Language Teacher

Scroll through the picklist (below). There are 16 specific Sign Language Interpreting jobs listed. Select those that may be of interest - you will get active job listing links, along with detailed resources to help you prepare for a career related to that job.
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