Not All Work-From-Home Jobs Are a Scam

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Work-from-home scams have been in the news a lot lately—and for good reason!  Unfortunately, there are many scammers out there looking to take advantage of people who need a job with a flexible schedule.

Because of this, we know it might be hard for our referrers to talk about Career Step’s training for legitimate work-from-home jobs. So we put together a few tips to share with your contacts to help them tell the difference between a real work-from-home job and a scam.

1. Do Your Research – Check out the company as thoroughly as possible. You can start by checking with the Better Business Bureau to see if they have any complaints against them. You can also search the web or social media to find reviews.
2. Industry Approval – Is the company recognized by industry experts? Well known companies or leaders in that industry won’t want their names associated with a scam. Check the websites of leading industry organizations and professional associations to see what they have to say.
3. Ask Around – The simplest thing to do is ask your contacts about the company via social media. Chances are your friends, family, or neighbors have had some dealings (good or bad) with the company and can give you the inside scoop on what it’s all about.

Fortunately, Career Step’s online training for work-from-home jobs pass all of the above with flying colors! While you will always find a few “Negative Nellie’s” out there, we have tons of students and graduates who, just like you, love Career Step. Direct your contacts to the reviews section of our site where employers, students, and graduates share their success stories. And, of course, you can also always share with them the positive impact Career Step has had on your life!

Career Step is also recognized by leading industry experts. The 2 Career Step programs that prepare students for the most work-at-home positions are Medical Transcription and Medical Coding and Billing. Our Medical Transcription training program is approved by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), the leading transcription industry association, and our Medical Coding and Billing course is the only online certificate program approved by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)— one of the largest and most prestigious health information organizations in the US. Again, we’re passing with all A’s! 

You can also let your friends and family know that Career Step was just nationally endorsed by The Dave Ramsey Show. We provide affordable, quality education for in-demand careers, which means our students have the opportunity to graduate debt-free—something Dave talks a lot about on his show.

Bottom line is not all work-from-home jobs are scams. There are legitimate opportunities to work from home with the proper training. In fact, whether it is working from home or in a more traditional setting, 88% of Career Step graduates get a job in the field they trained for. So help us spread the word that Career Step is a great place to get the quality training your friends and family need to start on a new career!


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  1. Joy Heyward April 12, 2015

    Good reading, thanks.

  2. Claudia Excell May 01, 2015

    Just started my program this week, I’m loving it.

  3. Career Step May 04, 2015

    Welcome to the family, Claudia! If you need any help, be sure to reach out to your instructors at 1-888-657-5752 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

    Best wishes!

  4. Priyanka May 27, 2015

    I went through a lot of dilemma personally,while enrolling into MT course, none of my friends trusted it’s gng to b work from home, n MT is a good career,luckli my dad n my hubby researched about it, n found positive response from their friends.continuous support from Alesa n her team has helped me keep my progress.

    For me careerstep is highly trustworthy

    Hoping to graduate n get a job this year.

  5. Tyler September 08, 2016

    I’m glad I committed to this program. It’s been great to feel like I have control over my life and I can move forward again.

  6. Kimberly Hampton September 13, 2016

    Thank you for these blogs just started my course a month really enjoy my Pharmacy Tech course.

  7. Carmen Cremonese October 05, 2016

    Just started Medical Coding this week and look forward to a rewarding career when I’m finished.

  8. Career Step October 05, 2016

    HI Carmen,
    We are so excited for you!!! Good luck on your course and please let us know how we can help as you go through the program. Take a look at this link to learn about the variety of resources available to help you be successful in the course:

    Best wishes!

  9. Anna October 15, 2016

    Very encouraging!

  10. jackie October 18, 2016

    Hello my namevis Jackie…I am interested in the medical transcription course.I need to know about the school and are their jobs at home..

  11. Career Step October 25, 2016

    Hi Jackie,
    Thank you your interest in the Career Step Medical Transcription course!
    To learn more about the program please take a look at this link:

    A career in medical transcription is a great work at home opportunity, take a look at this blog post for more information:

    We would love to discuss and answer any questions you may have about the course. Please reach out to us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 1-800-411-7073.

    Hope this helps!




  12. Claudia Excell January 12, 2017

    Completed my program. YAY!!!
    Graduating with Honors…Praise Jesus!
    On to the next phase….Certification:)

  13. Toni Thorn March 03, 2017

    I am really enjoying the Medical Transcription Editor program…I really hope I can finish everything by my deadline (the end of August) wondering, IF I need extra time, how does that work? Or is that not an option…
    I was also thinking about my 2nd step of my on-line training, taking the Medical Coding class next.  I felt this class was a necessity to take prior to the coding, I thought it might give me a much needed ‘step’, as the coding class will be challenging.  My goal is to complete both and work from home.

  14. Career Step March 11, 2017

    Hi Toni,
    It sounds like you are working hard and focused on you goals—great job!
    In the case you aren’t able to finish by August there is an extension option available. Please contact student support for more details at 1-800-411-7073 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Best wishes!



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