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My husband, Nate, lost his second job due to the economy. I was at home with our three small children and losing an income hurt – a lot. I can’t even tell you how stressed we were. We thought about selling or renting our house, Nate taking on some other job, me working at Walmart – there was no way we could even just “get by” without a second income.
We had to do SOMETHING.
I worried about it every night. While it was obvious we needed more money – as we really didn’t want to move (or starve) – the thought of having someone watch the kids while I worked or working nights and never seeing Nate depressed me. Nate had been spread so thin when he did have both jobs; I just thought there had to be another way.
I looked on the internet for “jobs from home” and other ways to make “fast money.” Most of the things out there are kind of a joke and ended up being either scams or just not reliable/worth it. I considered selling stuff too, but I knew I would hate it and be horrible at it.
This story is repeated all across the country, and in this instance, it's told by CareerStep graduate, Erika Gomm, who later discovered the at-home career opportunity offered by medical transcription. She took CareerStep's online training, graduated, and started working in 9 months. At the end of the whole experience, Erika reported:
All I can say looking back is WOW. I did it. And I LOVE my job! And it was completely worth it.
What is Medical Transcription?
Medical transcription is the process of transforming audio notes dictated by healthcare providers into written medical records. Every time you go to the doctor, she records notes on any diagnoses, treatments, tests, etc, which the medical transcriptionist types up and formats so they can be stored in your medical record and referred to next time.
Though every care provider needs medical transcriptionists, most outsource to large national companies (called Medical Transcription Service Operators, or MTSOs), which employ thousands of remote medical transcriptionists. This gives you the opportunity to have a rewarding at-home career.
How Do I Get a Medical Transcription Job?
Medical transcription requires incredibly high accuracy (after all, your life could depend on the information in your medical record), so MTSOs often require a year or two of experience before they'll hire a new applicant. This makes for a difficult catch-22 for those trying to break into the market.
If you want to start a career in medical transcription, you need training. CareerStep has been training quality medical transcriptionist for over 20 years, and employers trust our training so much that many waive those experience requirements for our graduates. Our online Medical Transcription program allows you to learn at home to work at home, and you can graduate in a year or less.
Visit us online at CareerStep.com/medical-transcription to learn more today.
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