Traveling While Working as a Medical Transcriptionist


Travelling while working: an emerging trend

A recent trend in employment sees many people beginning to work remotely. As technology grows, travelling while working is becoming more common. We call those who work online while travelling  “digital nomads”. These people are free to travel at will and work from hotels or coffee shops.

This new form of employment is becoming so popular that businesses are being built to help spur this movement. Organizations like Remote Year offer the opportunity to do just that, facilitating a year abroad for freelancers, entrepreneurs and professionals to work, travel, and live in different cities throughout the world.

If travelling while working is something that interests you, there’s good news! As a Medical Transcription / Healthcare Documentation Specialist, you can do just that. All you need is your computer, foot pedal, headset, and a solid Internet connection.

Can I travel abroad while working?

It’s important to remember that it’s illegal for Canadian medical records to leave the country. This is due to HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, a Canadian law that was passed in 1996. This regulation ensures the safety and confidentiality of Canadians’ medical records and personal information.

In this case, you have two options. First, you can work and travel anywhere throughout Canada while still working for Canadian MT company. The second option, you can work for one of the American or Australian MT Companies and travel all around the world.

Medical Transcriptionist or Van Lifer?

Have you heard of the “Van Life” movement? If you’re an Instagram user, you’ve probably come across photos of travellers who work from the comforts of their rolling homes.

As a result of the rising costs of housing throughout Canada (and primarily in cities like Vancouver and Toronto), this new way of travelling while working is becoming increasingly popular.

Now, I’m not saying you should go out and purchase a Westfalia. But having the freedom to pack up and hit the Trans Canada with a replenishable wallet is a possibility as a Medical Transcription / Healthcare Documentation Specialist. All you need is a solid Internet connection, easily achievable with a portable travel router, or MiFi (Mobile WiFi). A MiFi is a pocket-sized WiFi hotspot that provides you with personal and secure Internet access. If you’re looking for a new way to work while exploring the country, Medical Transcription / Healthcare Documentation is a great career that allows you to do just that.

With Medical Transcription, travelling while working is a real possibility.

Don’t be afraid to take that next step towards achieving a flexible career where you can be your own boss. Contact an Admissions Representative today to learn how you can make your dream of travelling while working become a reality.