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