Training Online Back Up Plan
Since the economic collapse in 2008, here's something that we've all probably heard a friend or relative say, "I'm waiting for my company to lay me off, and I'm considering getting online training as a back up job." Many people in that boat are expressing an interested in taking an online medical transcription or medical coding course.
A Big Career Step
A number of people considering the medical transcription field have take the online class offered by CareerStep.
One such student says:
I am studying with Career Step and in the advanced portion of the transcription. Yes, it's tough, but anything worthwhile doing can be challenging. I am a Platinum Enrollment student and the school has been very supportive. The chats and forums are a wonderful research and this school sends you a transcription pedal and software that help you simulate working in the real world (on your PC) while doing the transcription. I highly recommend Career Step!
Another Career Step student reports:
For what it is worth, I graduated from Career Step with Honors in November of 2008 and was employed by a local company within 2 weeks. I have not paid for anything out of my pocket, my employer supplied everything I needed. Yes, the course is difficult, but if it weren't, would you really be learning anything? Myself, I enjoyed the challenge. Career Step was founded and set up by a Certified transcriptionist so they fully prepare you. My employer was impressed with my skills and knowledge.
Additional Online Training Solutions
An alternative to the Career Step online medical transcription training class is the Medical Coding Certification Review Blitz Videos. According to Laureen Jandreop, CPC, Sr. Instructor, medical coders make on average $7,000 more per year when they are certified. So, whatever route you choose to getting your certification, it seems well worth the time and expense to pass the test. Jandreop's videos, according to the Instructor, are packed with all a candidate needs to know to pass the national 5.5 hour certified professional coder cxam.
Embarking on a career as a medical coder is a big step. Before you leap to an online class, you might want to invest a few dollars in an eBook called Medical Transcriptions A to Z.