Some people dread the start of a workweek, but not Vladimir Bazan.
The 32-year-old native of Lima, Peru, has worked several odd jobs over the years — in a milling plant that made cake mixes; on a crew installing roofs; in the drive-through at a McDonald's; and at a bindery where magazines and books are made, among other jobs. But about nine years ago, a back problem led him to consider a new career.
Bazan, who is fluent in English and Spanish and lives in Lincoln, has been interpreting for those nine years for various businesses, including LanguageLinc in Lincoln. He now works as a certified district court interpreter in Nebraska and as an interpreter in the Creighton University Medical Center emergency room overnight on the weekends. And he loves his job.
Kathleen Valle, operations director of Language Access, says that Alegent Creighton Health employs about 60 interpreters across the system.
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