I am happy to say that I love being a medical transcriptionist and I have Career Step to thank for it!!! I enrolled in the course in 2005 while living in a small community with very few job opportunities. With a history in secretarial work, a ‘typing job’ appealed to me. It didn’t take long for me to realize that a medical transcriptionist was more than just a typist. However, the lessons were very well organized and easy to follow. Near the end of the course, I took part in the Spheris Training Track and was hired by Spheris right away after graduating with High Honors. I felt very fortunate to begin my new career in acute care work. It was interesting and challenging.
Soon after completing the course, I became a referrer for Career Step. When friends and family learned of my work-at-home job, they wanted to hear more about it. I was happy to share my experience with others … I knew that if I could do it, anyone could do it!!! I had personal experience with the course and actually working as an MT. I felt completely prepared when I began working. I was able to hit the ground running—thanks to Career Step. Exactly two years into working as an MT, I tested for my CMT exam. Becoming credentialed right away also solidified the fact that Career Step offers quality education and the ability to be successful in this field.
I try many different avenues to spread the word about Career Step. I have passed out business cards, placed classified ads, and handed out pamphlets as well as posting on social networking sites and work-at-home-mom forums. I am also active in a local component of AHDI and meet prospective students that way. However, I find that word of mouth alone is truly a great way to advertise!!!!
Lyndi Moon, CMT