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    I'm an interpreter with my working languages being American Sign Language / English. I work primarily in a Video Relay Service setting which means when a person who is Deaf, hard-of-hearing, or hearing impaired (and knows ASL or Signed English) wants to place a phone call to someone who can hear, they use a videophone to call the company I work for and then I (or another interpreter) interprets the phone call.

    I've been interpreting for soon to be 13 years. I also provide tactile interpreting / support services for people who are Deaf-Blind, oral transliteration services for people who read lips but don't know sign language, and real-time captioning services.

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    I wish I had the skills for Wmgorum's job.

    Terd Herder. Nuff said.
    I've never "herd" it put quite that way before. rofl

    I am a graphic artist for a branch of a large real estate company. I create most of the marketing material for the agents and the office (ads, flyers, brochures, etc.). I miss working with others of my kind who understand the language and value detail and quality. Nobody knows what a pica is these days...

    Although I have my complaints, they are all superceded by appreciating having a job at all...which could change for me at any time considering the RE market...
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    I've got a hort. degree which has landed me a spot in the Quality Assurance Dept. for a Bio-Pharma Co. (How ironic is that ?!) Basically I grade papers all day so the stuff you put in your veins is safe to use ! This board is a distraction to keep my eyes and sanity on an even keel. Thanks Andrew.

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    If you want job security, get a degree in sign language interpreting... I got my BA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, but there are lots of other programs out there. A person with a degree and holding national certification as an interpreter is just about guaranteed a job. There is a HUGE demand for sign language interpreters on a national level with major corporations hiring folks left and right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wmgorum View Post
    If you want job security, get a degree in sign language interpreting... I got my BA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, but there are lots of other programs out there. A person with a degree and holding national certification as an interpreter is just about guaranteed a job. There is a HUGE demand for sign language interpreters on a national level with major corporations hiring folks left and right.
    Thank you for this info. My wife is considering going back to college to get a degree, but wasn't sure for what. I do know she loves sign language, and knows it well. I'll pass this info on to her.

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    I'm an electrician. I've been doing electrical work for soon to be 16 years. I've worked in every kind of plant or factory you can think of. I've worked in the worlds largest slaughter house, a nuclear power plant, steel mills, jet engine factories, nuclear fuel factories, military bases, tv/radio stations. I even built the plant that makes Olestra. If you've never heard of that it's the fat free oil that they make the wow chips with.

    Some of the larger companies I've done work for is Proctor and Gamble, Goodyear, and GE. I've probably forgotten more places I've worked at than I remember. LOL

    I'd like to try the sign language thing, I already know one sign language phrase, but I don't think it's appropriate to demonstrate on this forums. I'm too old to change careers anyway.

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    I'm a automotive machinist,been there 19 years.So yeah,I like my job.



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    Thought i posted here... ok..
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