One of the most popular phrases in society today is "Google it". It's almost impossible to go a day without hearing that phrase; the word "Google" has actually been added to the Oxford English Dictionary as a verb. What you may not be aware of as a Medical Transcriptionist is that you can utilize Google in many different ways to find the medical terms you are searching for. Here are a few ways to improve the accuracy of your search: Use Google Suggest. You don’t have to know the exact spelling of a word. You can start entering...
Learning the language of medicine is like learning any other; you need to read it, write it, and SPEAK it…at least, that’s my take on it. When you learn a language like Russian or Japanese or Spanish, you are taught to read it and write it, as we are taught to do with our medical language too. However, you also immerse yourself in it and you speak it a lot; you’re encouraged to talk the new language whenever you can and say “hello” and “goodbye” and “what’s your name?” in the new language, right? You are encouraged to “wrap your tongue” around that unfamiliar language just as quickly as possible and as often as possible right from the start.
Becoming certified as either a Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) or a Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS) is very important to your HDS career: in fact, it's more than just a bunch of letters after your name. Try to get your credentials as soon as possible after you graduate from your Medical Transcription course, while everything is still fresh in your mind. Even before you get your first job, study for your credentialing exam. As a new medical transcriptionist who is not familiar with credentialing, you might think "why should I bother, it doesn't necessarily mean that I get paid more!"
We all see advertisements every day posted online telling us Sally Jones makes $100 a day working from the luxury of her own home. If you look closely, you can even find signs plastered on telephone poles telling us that there are hundreds of people "just like you" working from home every day. But are those jobs real? In most cases, they are hype trying to sell us something rather than provide a viable income. However, there is one profession that is the real deal when it comes to work-at-home possibilities and that is medical transcription. Here is a look at the different employment opportunities that exist in the world of MT's. Work as an employee