Medical Transcription as a MET Spouse Career

Posted by Vira Sadlak on February 15, 2018 in Courses Healthcare Documentation Online Learning Scholarships & Sponsorships

Let’s face it, being a military spouse comes with a lot of challenges.

Relocating all the time and interrupting your career development is definitely on the top of that list. Fortunately, we live in a digital world. This means that you can build a steady career working from home, no matter where life takes you.

And if you are looking for a well-paid job that will follow you wherever you go, Medical Transcription career might just be something to consider. Here are three reasons why.

medical transcription career for military spouses

The job is portable


Even if you are relocated to a duty station with very little or no job opportunities, you don’t need to worry about the job search if you are a Medical Transcriptionist.

While you follow your spouse station to station, your career will be following you. You can perform Medical Transcription from anywhere, as long as you have access to high-speed internet and a computer. So when it’s time to move again, your biggest concern will be just getting your new workspace set up, rather than starting a completely new job from scratch.

Besides, qualifications for Medical Transcription jobs do not change from province to province or state to state. You don’t need to worry about confirming your certification every time you move. If you move within the same country, most of the time you wouldn’t even have to change companies. You will continue working for the same company even if you move from Victoria, BC to Halifax, NS.

Flexible work hours

There’s no question that the most difficult part of being a military spouse is when your loved one is deployed. You become a breadwinner and a primary caregiver in the family, you take care of the household and raise kids. Having a set nine-to-five work schedule isn’t always an option.

Luckily, with a career in Medical Transcription, you can work as many or as little hours as you want. This career gives you the freedom to set your own workload. So whether you want to have a full-time job, or just make some extra cash working part time it’s your choice.

You are completely in control of your own schedule. So you can take care of your home, watch your children and contribute to your family budget at the same time.

High demand career

The need for qualified Medical Transcriptionists is higher than ever.  

Because of CanScribe’s reputation in the MT/HDS industry, 85% of our grads find employment within first two weeks after graduating. Employment of MTs is projected to grow even faster than the average over the next few years.

CanScribe has great relationships with leading industry employers throughout North America and Australia. Our grads are in such high demand that we cannot keep up with the employer requests from companies such as iMedX and M*Modal, just to name a few.

So are there jobs in Medical Transcription? The answer is YES. There has never been a better time to start your career as a Medical Transcription/Healthcare Documentation Specialist.

Dear military spouses, we witness your bravery and your sacrifice on a daily basis.  Your dedication to your families and the need for flexibility are why the MT/HDS course is a great fit for you.

To thank you for everything you do, we offer the MET Spouse Discount to Canadian Military Families. Please contact our Admission representatives for more information.