Don’t Stress Over the Keyboard!
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 [...]Read more
Student Spotlight: Sylvia Bell
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 [...]Read more
Tips to Create an Effective Home Office/Guest Room ComboMay 23, 2014 • Medical Transcription
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 [...]Read more
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