Dear Susan: That Frustrating Computerized Grader!
Dear Susan, I’m feeling frustrated with the computerized grader. It seems like no matter how I answer a test question (using a hyphen or not, capitalizing or not, one word versus two words, etc.), I can’t win! Do I really not understand the material? Signed, Soon to be a ‘Funny [...]Read more
Creating an Effective Home Office: Part II
Now that you have your office space and desk selected, it’s time to think about your chair, your computer setup, and finishing touches that will help boost your productivity as you do medical transcription from home. The Chair Your chair is going to be your very best friend (well, unless [...]Read more
Medical Transcription Employer Spotlight: Princeton Transcription, Inc.
Princeton Transcription, Inc. is one of the many nationally hiring medical transcription companies that prefer to hire Career Step graduates. They hire independent contractors in the United States and Canada and offer very flexible scheduling. They currently do not do any SR (speech recognition) editing and manage mainly clinic notes. [...]Read more
You’ve Got Mail! Get Email Updates When New Posts are PublishedFebruary 25, 2014 • Medical Transcription • Coding and Billing • Pharmacy Technician • Administrative Assisting • Technology • Referral Blog • Career Step
You’ll never have to wonder what’s happening on the Career Step blog again! We just added a cool new email subscribe feature that will let you know when we publish new posts on the blog. Here’s how it works. When you subscribe to a blog, you’ll get an email each [...]Read more
Chase the Cheese
Who moved my cheese? It was here a minute ago, but now it’s gone. It was tasty cheese—a nice, hard BellaVitano balsamic cheese that goes great with a glass of wine (although, my husband prefers that mushy Laughing Cow stuff that I’d hardly call cheese at all). In any case, [...]Read more
Graduate Review: Susan Speight
My name is Sue and I live in Colorado. I was born in Provo, Utah, have three grown children, and four grandchildren. I grew up with four brothers and no sisters and lived many different places in the western United States. I enjoy traveling by car, art, doing genealogy, and [...]Read more
Creating an Effective Home Office: Medical Transcription Edition
Like many medical transcriptionists and editors, this profession was not my first educational pursuit. My bachelor’s degree is actually in Interior Design—specifically focusing on human ecology: the study of how humans interact with their residential and work environments. One of the greatest benefits of medical transcription/editing is the ability to [...]Read more
Give Yourself a Break!
When you’re working on production (as most medical transcriptionists do), it’s important to spend serious time in the chair, applying yourself to the job with enthusiasm, in order to bring home the paycheck. Without the discipline to do this, you won’t be as successful as you could be. Of course, [...]Read more
The Ergonomic Topic: Your Keyboard and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!
Keyboard choice is one of the most vital of your career. Choose the wrong keyboard and you may hate every keystroke; choose the right keyboard and you may love to type for years to come. In the medical transcription field, we know a good keyboard will help alleviate symptoms of [...]Read more
Does Voice Recognition Software Mean The End of Transcriptionists?January 7, 2014 • Medical Transcription
We frequently receive this question, in one form or another, from individuals considering a medical transcription career or those already training. The simple answer to this question is no—but we wanted to help you truly understand what VR software is, how it plays into the current shift in the industry, [...]Read more