According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are approximately 68,200 translators and interpreters in the USA (2016). However, not all translators (those who translate written documents) are interpreters (those who interpret spoken or sign languages), and vice versa. This means the number of interpreters alone is in fact much lower than the previous statistic.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), estimates about 3.133 medical office visits per person, per year. With about 25.1 million persons who “Speak English less than ‘Very Well’” in the USA, that means there are approximately 78.6 million medical visits per year that would need an interpreter (US Census Bureau). Each interpreter and translator would need to cover 4.43 medical visits alone per weekday for the entire year in order to cover medical interpretations alone.
The Language Services industry is a growing market, and the demand is high while there is a deficit of interpreters and translators. It can be difficult to find professionals who are of quality and have availability in his or her schedule. It takes time to know who specializes in what fields, who will be the best match for specific jobs, and to contact people for individual appointments until it is filled. LATN Language Solutions can help you navigate the difficult market to ensure that your needs are met with the best possible solution, giving you professional results and peace of mind that everything is taken care of.
About LATN Inc.
Founded in 1995, LATN recognized globalization and technology trends that were reshaping trade, finances and the way people communicate at unprecedented rates. The company specializes in customer-centered, personalized, flexible language solutions while using advanced technology to successfully meet the communication needs of client organizations. For more information, visit www.latn.wpengine.com or phone 800-943- LATN (5286).