With the multi-cultural makeup of California, it is no wonder that there’s such a great demand for translators and interpreters. In major cities such as Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and other large metropolitan areas throughout the state, there are millions of people from hundreds of different countries living side by side and doing businesses with one another. Translators and interpreters help bridge the language gap between these different groups, helping everyone co-exist in a productive manner.
Who can benefit from a California translator or interpreter?
There are several industries that stand to benefit the most from having a language specialist on call. These types of jobs can include:
Medical Facilities & Hospitals – Interpreters Unlimited provides medical translation and interpretation for hospitals, medical facilities, rehabilitation centers, behavioral clinics, urgent care, and private physician’s offices. We also provide non-emergency medical transportation across the state as well.
Law Firms – Interpreters Unlimited works with law firms and courthouses to provide in-person interpretation for depositions, trials, mediation, hearings and interviews. Interpretation services are available spoken languages and ASL. Our experienced translators also provide legal document translation services
Insurance Companies – Insurance matters are generally complicated and often utilize complex terminology. Our contracted interpreters specialize in the insurance industry and act as the intermediary between the carrier and client, to make sure that both parties receive and understand all information being communicated.
Tourism and travel – California is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and translators and interpreters are helpful as guides and unofficial ambassadors to the state. Our translators help corporate and local businesses with website localization and translation for brochures, contracts, financial reports, training manuals and more.
Interpreters Unlimited offers an extensive list of certified interpreters in California, refer to our language list to view our available languages.
Languages in California
What are the most common languages used by California interpreters and translators? As we mentioned above, California is a melting pot of different cultures from around the world. If you walked the streets of Los Angeles or San Francisco long enough, you would like meet a representative of almost every country on Earth. There are, however, several languages which are in more demand than others among interpreters and translators in California, including:
Korean – Individuals of Korean descent represent one of the fastest growing demographics in Los Angeles. Those who speak Korean and English proficiently are becoming more and more in demand.
Chinese – Since the early 20th Century, California has been home to a thriving Chinese population, especially in the San Francisco, CA area. Plus, if you are doing business globally in the 21st century, there is a strong chance you will be working with China at some point – and will require the services of a Chinese translator.
Japanese – Still one of the most commonly used languages of business. Individuals who wish to work the Pacific Rim or the California Tourism industry with equal aplomb should have a Japanese interpreter on their speed dial.
Spanish – Los Angeles, California is made up of more Hispanic residents than any other group. Therefore, any individual who wants to conduct business at the private or governmental level should know where to find a Spanish translator or Spanish interpreter. Knowing the Spanish language has become an essential part of doing business in Southern California.
Italian – The demand for qualified Italian translators is high in metropolitan areas like San Diego, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. Finding a certified Italian interpreter can do you wonders when conducting business in California.
Portuguese – Often overlooked, Portuguese translators and interpreters find a tremendous amount of work in California because the state is highly populated by individuals from Portugal, Brazil, and other nearby countries.