5 Reasons to Choose Career Step for Your Online Medical Transcription Training
Once you’ve decided to pursue a career in medical transcription and once made the decision to get your medical transcription training online, the next question is what school? At Career Step, we’ve worked hard to make sure that we’re the first choice when it comes to online medical transcription training. [...]Read more
Food for ThoughtSeptember 18, 2014 • Medical Transcription
If you read our August 29th blog post, Chew on This, you’ve likely been openly enjoying some indulgences you previously kept secret—namely: sugar, chocolate, and coffee—and are calling them “good little pleasures” rather than “guilty little pleasures.” Hasn’t it been incredibly liberating not to have to hide your chocolate stash [...]Read more
Top 3 Tips to Make the Most of the Practicum
Like many students, upon hearing that I had to transcribe and edit over 1300 medical reports while completing the medical transcription editor course, I felt rather overwhelmed. At first, I heard the lyrics from the famous song Down Once More from The Phantom of the Opera run through my head [...]Read more
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