Ergonomics and Medical Transcription: Laptops
I love my laptop. After years of happy desktop computer use I thought my leap into the laptop world would not really change my usage or feelings toward the machine, but boy, was I wrong! I love to curl up on the couch or cozy under the covers, all happy [...]Read more
What Do Employers Look For In A Medical Transcriptionist?
Beginning any new career can be a daunting task, often filled with uncertainty and doubt. However, becoming a medical transcriptionist doesn’t have to be. With the proper training and the right information, you can know for sure that you’re skilled, well-trained, and up-to-date with the industry. Here are a few [...]Read more
Chew on This!
As a member of the Career Step forums for over 10 years, I have seen my share of posts discussing the most important tools for medical transcriptionists and editors—everything from hand warmers to keystroke expanders, from the things we just have to have to the things we can only wish [...]Read more
Is Medical Transcription a Good Choice for Military Spouses?
It’s often very difficult for military spouses to have long-term careers because of their frequent moves. With an in-the-office, on-site career, frequent moves mean frequent job changes. This is why medical transcription is such a great option for military spouses! Medical transcription provides an alternative for military spouses that’s long-term [...]Read more
Ergonomics and Medical Transcription: Tips to Avoid EyestrainAugust 12, 2014 • Medical Transcription
Sitting in front of a computer for hours at a time is hard on your eyes. If you experience blurred vision, dry eyes, glare sensitivity, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, or even a vague eye discomfort that you can’t pinpoint but keeps you squinting and frowning at the monitor, you [...]Read more
4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Life as a Medical Transcriptionist
Medical transcriptionists have always played an important role in the healthcare industry. Their most basic role is to transcribe dictation received from a doctor and convert it into a written report. Transcription services help make a doctor’s life easier, but let’s not forget about the medical transcriptionists too! There are [...]Read more
How to Follow Up on Job ApplicationsAugust 5, 2014 • Medical Transcription • Coding and Billing • Pharmacy Technician • Administrative Assisting • Technology
Looking for a way to make your application stand out? Anxious to let an employer know you’re seriously interested in working for their company? Trying to stay active without pestering? A professional follow-up is the key! How to Follow Up A follow-up email should be simple and light—let the employer [...]Read more
5 Types of People Meant for Medical Transcription
There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing your career. The job you enjoy could be another person’s worst nightmare, which means that choosing a career means finding something you’re good at, comfortable with, and enjoy doing. Certain jobs are perfect fits for different types of [...]Read more
Military Wives Success Stories
MyCAA benefits have helped hundreds of military spouses since the program began. Many military spouses—mostly wives just because of the demographics—have enrolled in online programs that have led to successful careers, whether they are working from home or in an office setting. The MyCAA financial assistance program gives wives the [...]Read more
Your Guide to a Better Final Exam Experience
As you finish up your training, you will probably wonder what the best way is to prepare and approach the final. After listening to and evaluating feedback from our students and instructors, we have compiled a few simple steps to help you have a better experience, before and during the [...]Read more