Learning Can Be Fun…Again!
“Learning is fun.” For many of us, that was the motto quickly instilled in us as we played our way through preschool or kindergarten. It continued to be in the forefront of learning through about the first half of grade school, but then something happened—learning became anything but fun (I [...]Read more
Medical Transcription: Combining the Human Element with TechnologyMay 12, 2014 • Medical Transcription
The medical transcription industry is often misunderstood. Many people believe this career doesn’t require any extra education, that doctors can do it all themselves with new technology, or that there are just no jobs left in the industry. Are you thinking the same thing? Think again. The medical transcription industry [...]Read more
Are Medical Transcription Editors also Medical Transcriptionists?
The day is finally here! You’ve graduated from the Medical Transcription Editing program and are ready to start your job search. While looking through opportunities, you notice a lot of positions looking for medical transcriptionists, but not many specifically asking for medical transcription editors. You ask yourself, “As a graduate [...]Read more
Dear Susan: Why is my correct answer being marked wrong?
Dear Susan, I know I have the correct answers, so why are they being marked as wrong? Signed, Confused Dear Confused, The first thing to do is look at your correct answers. Is the word underlined? Does the word look like a hyperlink? If so, your browser is adding this [...]Read more
Placement Direct Extensions Now Available!
We’re pleased to announce that we’re now offering extensions for access to Placement Direct, our online resource and employer database for Medical Transcription Editor and Medical Transcription graduates, as well as our graduate services! We have two different extension options available: 12-month access to Placement Direct for $99 12-month access [...]Read more
Graduate Review: Cindy Brawley
Hi. My name is Cindy Brawley and I am a recent Career Step honors graduate. It has been a journey and a half, but I MADE IT! My story started in January of 2013. I had been a stay-at-home mom to my daughter, Gracie, all of her life here in [...]Read more
Tips for Using the Benchmark KB Resource
Tools are vital for a good medical transcriptionist—and not just having tools, but using them properly. Imagine trying to slice tomatoes with the blunt side of your knife. You’d probably give up pretty quickly, and make a mess in the process! Using a tool properly, like slicing with the sharp [...]Read more
Speech Wreck: The Butt of the Joke
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 [...]Read more
3 Ways to Stay Alert While Working as a Medical Transcriptionist!
Sitting at a computer screen for a living can take its toll. Sitting and working…and sitting and reading…sitting…typing…sitting…sitting…feeling drowsy… Sometimes even a quadruple espresso doesn’t do the trick, but you still have to finish your workday. We’re a nation of sleep-deprived people and a lot of us seem to be [...]Read more
10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Speech (W)rec(k) Engines
If you have ever had the pleasure of working with speech recognition technology, you likely have learned that speech rec engines make some rather absurd mistakes! Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about speech “wreck” engines… Note: SR stands for speech recognition. D stands for what the doctor [...]Read more