Career Step Releases New “Day in the Life” Video Profiling Medical Transcription Careers

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MTE Day in the Life Video

Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has released a new career profile video highlighting a day in the life of a medical transcriptionist to give students a look into the at-home medical transcription career and the benefits of this career path.

“Medical transcription is a behind-the-scenes healthcare profession that many people are not aware of until they begin looking for a viable at-home career,” said Ben Hartman, Career Step Director of Admissions. “We are excited about this new video as it enables our prospective students to quickly understand what an at-home medical transcription career really looks like. They will learn more about what transcriptionists do and how that career could fit into their own lives.”

The three minute video follows Erika Gomm, a Career Step medical transcription student who graduated several years ago after completing the training program in just seven months. Erika is now able to supplement her family’s income by working part-time from home while caring for her six children. In the video, she describes what her average day looks like and how her career choice has impacted her family.

“The decision to train for and begin a new career is one of the most important decisions an individual can make, and it can be particularly challenging if they do not know anyone working in the field they are considering,” said Ryan Ewer, Career Step Vice President of Enrollments and Marketing. “Our hope with this video is to give everyone the opportunity to hear directly from someone who made the choice to train for and start a medical transcription career and the impact that has had on her life for the better.”

Career Step has been training some of the best medical transcriptionists in the country for over 20 years. The school’s Medical Transcription Editor program is entirely online, allowing students to train at home at their own pace and on their own schedule for their at-home career. The employer-trusted curriculum includes extensive hands-on practice, and Career Step’s program is also approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). Over 900 employers have hired Career Step graduates over the years—many waiving the two to three years of experience typically required for at-home employees for Career Step graduates—and 95 percent of Career Step’s Medical Transcription Editor graduates work in the field after graduation.

To watch Career Step’s new Day in the Life of a Medical Transcriptionist video, visit For more information on Career Step’s Medical Transcription Editor program, visit or call 1-800-411-7073.

About Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for several of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. Career Step is committed to helping students and corporate employees alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace, improving lives and business results through education. Career Step’s training programs are currently focused in healthcare, technology and administration, and more information can be found at or 1-800-246-7836.

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  1. carol stimpson January 15, 2015

    I feel more confident after reading the material re: mte program that I will be afforded a job in this particular field.  I have actually been employed as a medical transcriptionist for several years and lost my job in 2012 due to voice recognition.  I worked on site as well as at home and did love my work because I was constantly learning medical procedures and staying up to date on medication, etc.

    If you enjoy typing, consider this course. 

    I still would like a comment from someone who is taking the medical billing and coding class as I want to know which job pays the best the likelihood of being able to work at home possibilities.

  2. Career Step January 16, 2015

    Hi Carol,

    The average salaries we see reported by industry organizations (AHIMA, AAPC) and the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics report that medical coders have a higher earning potential than medical transcriptionists. Coders start at about $40,000/yr, while MTs report annual average salaries of about $34,000/yr.

    However, as far as work-at-home opportunities medical transcriptionists still have the edge. The majority of transcription opportunities are remote positions, and while at-home jobs are a growing trend for coders they typically require a few years of on-site experience first.

    Hope that helps and let us know if you have any other questions.



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