Maine is the largest of the New England states, and with a population of under 1.5 million people, there is plenty of room for everyone. Many Deaf people call Maine home and have found the quality of interpreting services in this state to rival that of any of the largest metropolitan areas in the nation. These interpreting services enable valuable opportunities to be made accessible for Deaf and hard-of-hearing persons. Maine places a high value on accessibility and equal opportunity, where interpreters play a significant role in the Deaf community.
Being such a large state, interpreters may travel long distances to various interpreting assignments. Most interpreting services are provided in the larger metropolitan areas of Portland, Lewiston/Auburn, and Bangor, as well as in the state capitol of Augusta, in southern Maine’s York County, and along the mid-coast from Brunswick to Rockland. For interpreters who love to travel, you’ll love exploring the beautiful Maine landscape.
The job outlook for interpreters considering a move to Maine has never been brighter. There is as great a need for certified interpreters here as there is elsewhere in the nation and freelance interpreters can find many work opportunities that are both challenging and intriguing. See Services for the types of settings in which we work. Also, see Employment below for opportunities with Certified Interpreting.
Maine may be known for its lobsters, scenic bays, mountains, and wilderness, but we know it as a place where people put a high value on quality of life. At Certified Interpreting, we seek to keep that quality in the interpreting profession for both consumers and interpreters.