What’s the difference between an employee interpreter and an independent contractor?
Employee Interpreters work in our call centers in Tucson, Phoenix, Houston, Tampa, Queens, Las Cruces, or remotely from home if living outside these cities. Employee interpreters receive paid training, benefits, support from coaches, and a community of interpreters working together.
Independent Contractors often speak a less common language, only work from their own homes, and make their own hours. However, independent contractors need professional experience, such as at least two of the following:
Professional certification and training
A two- to a four-year degree in interpretation
Higher education both in the United States and in programs taught in the other working language
Experience in relevant areas other than interpretation (e.g. healthcare)