Today, sign language interpreters are essential to the deaf community, as they are the ones who build a bridge between the hearing and the deaf community through their work and enable the deaf access to information. In many countries, research on sign language interpreting is already at an advanced stage. However, in Slovenia translation studies have so far hardly paid any attention to this topic. The aim of this thesis is therefore to shed light on the current situation in the field of sign language interpreting in Slovenia through an explorative study. The introductory chapters, which provide initial insights into the deaf community in Slovenia, Slovenian sign language interpreting, and the Slovenian Association of Sign Language Interpreters, were compiled using available documents and existing information, and are a starting point for the subsequent explorative study. For the purpose of this study, 8 expert sign language interpreters in Slovenia were interviewed about their professional situation. The content analysis gives information on the interviewees occupational choice, their entry into professional life, and their sign language acquisition. Furthermore, the study gives insights into the development of sign language interpreting in Slovenia, the importance of the Act on the Use of Slovenian Sign Language, the difficulties and obstacles in this field, the education and training of sign language interpreters, as well as on the study participants self-perception and their desires for the future.