Why Join TAMIT
A medical interpreter is a bilingual or multilingual professional who has received special training in medical terminology, interpretation techniques, as well as interpreter ethics and standards of practice. Every day medical interpreters all over the United States help bridge language gaps and barriers, facilitate better communication between providers and LEP (Limited English Proficient) patients, help improve health disparities in immigrant communities and greatly reduce the number of negative health outcomes.
Employment of interpreters and translators is projected to increase 22 percent over the 2008–18 decade, which is much faster than the average for all occupations in the United States.
GROWTH OF MEMPHIS-AREA LATINO POPULATION
“The latest figures from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey….show the metro [Memphis] area now has at least 52,178 Hispanic residents – nearly double the 27,250 counted in the 2000 Census.”
*The actual number of Latinos in the Memphis area is estimated by some to be as high as 100,000.