Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Medical Transcribing - FAQ

I have had a lot of people email me about how to get into medical transcription lately (11 people in the last week, in fact).  Since a lot of people seem to be interested in what I do, I thought I'd post some of the FAQ I get.

In case you missed my first blog post, this is how I got into this.  It's legit.  I seriously love it.  It's my dream job.  I choose my hours and get paid for what I type.  I don't have to sell anything.  I don't have to work while my kids are awake.

  • What is your favorite part of your job?
          I think my favorite part is doing something during the day that stays done.  It gives me a sense of accomplishment.  My second favorite part is that when I want something - anything - and it isn't in the budget (like when I want to buy new clothes or $40 shoes or go on a weekend getaway with my sisters) and my husband is hesitant I can say just work extra that week and pay for it and it's not a big deal.
  • How do you work (close to) full time without getting a sitter and without plopping your kids in front of the TV?
          It's hard but doable.  I think I could only do it on a short-term basis without any help without going crazy.  I work from 1-2 every day while my kids nap.  Then after my kids go to bed I work from 8 to midnight.  7 days a week.  During the school year, I work for just over an hour while my oldest is in preschool and my baby naps during the morning twice per week, bringing my total hours to about 37 each week.
  • Is it hard to get a job once you are certified?
          Right now, no.  In fact I keep getting emails for companies wanting me to apply because they have more jobs than they can fill.  See?
          I don't know for sure because I signed up in 2010 and the price has changed but somewhere around the same price as one semester of tuition would be at UVU.  I just learned if you are a military spouse you might get all your tuition fees covered at no cost to you.  I also know that right now they are giving away a free iPad if you enroll by June 30.  (My husband would have died if I would have gotten a free iPad for enrolling...)

Email me if you're interested.  I have a lot more information I won't bore you with in this blog post.

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