Hello. I'm currently a translator fluent in Chinese and Japanese and am considering going back to school for a BSN. I would like to utilize my language skills and was just curious if anyone had heard of job opportunities in nursing involving these languages or in international settings.
Any info would be appreciated.
Jul 15, '12
What a wonderful skill! I'm so envious! I just wish I had a second language skill-set (fluency would be wishfully asking too much). I've always found that communication issues have been the MOST frustrating problems for me, be they foreign language or hearing/speech impairments and I'm always the first one to care-plan for it.
As for employment possibilities, I don't have much to suggest except maybe becoming involved with publishing translations. Or working in hospitals in areas that have a large international population, like in New York, San Francisco or Hawaii. (I'm assuming that these areas have language needs.) Civilian military service abroad? As a long shot, maybe working with a law office as an interpreter for their foreign language speaking clientele who present with medical cases?
Last edit by amoLucia on Jul 15, '12
: Reason: added speech