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  • Graduate Review: DonaRita Crooks

    Entry Date July 16, 2014 3:55 PM
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    “I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as making a ‘life.’”  Maya Angelou Hi there.  My name is DonaRita Crooks.  I am a recent Career Step honors graduate who lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. I am a mature woman who, after more than [...]


  • Tips For Being a Productive Medical Transcriptionist

    Entry Date July 11, 2014 10:53 AM
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    There’s a lot of freedom and flexibility that comes with working at home. For anyone who has ever wanted a good work-life balance, the job of a medical transcriptionist can be ideal. There is plenty of work, you get paid on production, and you get to be your own boss. [...]


  • Find Us on Instagram!

    Did you know you can find Career Step on your favorite social media sites? We’re on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, and now INSTAGRAM too! Next time you’re checking out your Instagram feed take a few minutes to find Career Step and start following us. You’ll get to meet Career Step [...]


  • Speech Wreck: Close, but Not Close Enough

    Entry Date July 7, 2014 8:47 AM
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    It’s fun to read speech recognition platform blunders, and it’s just as fun to read the Sunday comics. So let’s double the fun of this post’s Speech Wreck feature and read a speech rec blunder comic! (Reading it on Sunday is optional.) (Note: “SR” refers to what the speech recognition [...]


  • Dear Susan: Are Basic Technical Skills Necessary for Medical Transcription Work?

    Entry Date June 24, 2014 2:17 PM
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    Dear Susan, Is it really important to know how to copy and paste and use Microsoft Word if I won’t be using it in the training program?  I feel like this Technology and the Medical Professional module is taking forever! Signed, Technically Challenged Dear Technically Challenged, While it is true [...]


  • Medical Transcription Employer Spotlight: Pearson Transcription

    Entry Date June 19, 2014 9:48 AM
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    Pearson Transcription, LLC hires for Independent Medical Examination (IME) transcription work, mainly for orthopedic, neurology, chiropractic, and psychiatric accounts. They are based in Washington but hire MTs as independent contractors throughout the United States. They require that all MTs reside within the United States. All MTs are provided with sample [...]


  • Medical Transcription: Enjoy the Freedom of Working From Home

    Entry Date June 16, 2014 8:59 AM
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    A job that lets you work from home offers flexible hours, freedom, and—at times—financial security. Over the years, work-from-home jobs have become increasingly popular but many people are still skeptical that such jobs are real. Is it really possible to work from home and still make a decent living that [...]


  • Don’t Stress Over the Keyboard!

    Entry Date June 10, 2014 2:27 PM
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    Keyboard Kinetics is one of the first modules you encounter in the MTE program, and we hear from lots of students who are worried about typing fast enough to successfully pass it off.  However, it’s usually not difficult to ease the anxiety and bring even the rustiest keyboarding skills up [...]


  • Student Spotlight: Sylvia Bell

    Entry Date May 27, 2014 8:01 AM
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    One day in April, I bopped up to my computer, opened my email, and saw that I had received an email from CS asking me if I would be the student highlighted in the Student Spotlight article of Stepping Up. Wow! I am honored and humbled by being asked to [...]


  • Tips to Create an Effective Home Office/Guest Room Combo

    Entry Date May 23, 2014 8:59 AM
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    A few months ago, I did a two-part blog on creating an effective home office space geared for medical transcription.  I received an overwhelming response requesting that I do a post on creating a home office/guest room combo, and I am happy to oblige!  Some of us are lucky enough [...]


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