Great way to supplement your retirement income
Bilingual Filed Interviewer (Current Employee) – Palm Springs, CA – May 28, 2019
Hardest part of the job is internalizing the controlling atmosphere of a scientific research study. All procedures, no matter how ill-conceived, are set in stone. This was very different from other environments I had worked in. I arrived at the mantra "Tight research is good research", and that helped me let go of all the little things that initially made me feel as though I were not to be trusted and had no brain to think on my own.
I disliked that RTI (or perhaps the specific project I worked on) did not see fit to pay bilingual field interviewers any more than monolingual field interviewers. Yet, we had to be 'certified' (participate in a conference call where you read text aloud in Spanish so an RTI employee can evaluate the degree of your bilingualism).
On the positive side, I loved the part-time, temporary nature of the job. As a retired educator, this job provided me with funds for the little extra things in life: travel, new furniture, etc.
Bilinguals are not paid any more than monolinguals