Our mission on this blog is to provide tips, advice, and tools that will help you increase your referrals, and this series gives you our top 5 points of interest for each program. If you’re a Career Step graduate, you have your own Career Step experiences to share, but with all of our new programs we want to help you expand your circle of knowledge! There will be a new Top Five post every month and each will focus on one specific program.
This month we’re highlighting Medical Transcription. For a long time Medical Transcription has been our bread and butter here at Career Step, and we’re pretty proud of the quality of our training.
Boiling everything down to only 5 points was tough, but here’s what we came up with:
1. Work at home opportunity – By far one of the best benefits of a medical transcription career is the opportunity to work from the comfort of your own home. The Career Step Medical Transcription programs are so thorough that graduates have the skills to start working from home immediately after graduation, too—over 92% of our graduates who choose to work after graduation start working from home right away.
2. AHDI approved – The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) is a medical transcription industry organization that maintains a list of medical transcription training programs, including Career Step. The programs that make this list have been evaluated to make sure they really do produce well-trained professionals who are ready to enter the workforce. We even provide a free exam voucher upon graduation for student to take AHDI’s Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist exam, so they can help their resumes stand out in the job market.
3. Employers trust Career Step training – We’ve been training quality medical transcriptionists for over 20 years, and over that time we’ve worked with 700+ employers (over 100 hired our grads just last year!). These employers have hired our graduates (over 90% of our medical transcription grads are employed after graduation) and provided us feedback on the qualities they look for in new hires so we can make sure our grads have those skills. We also get the authentic dictation files we use in our courses directly from these employer partners. These files let our graduates develop and practice their transcription skills on files just like those they’ll find in the workplace.
4. Transcription and editing – The medical transcription industry is evolving. Employers are starting to look for professionals with the traditional medical transcription skill set as well as medical editing skills. Because of our close ties with employers, Career Step was the first school to recognize this trend and offer a Medical Transcription and Editing program that teaches both of these skill sets. This dual approach better prepares students for the industry and makes them more flexible as they look for work after graduation.
5. Affordability – Career Step offers one of the most employer-respected medical transcription training programs in the country. For only $2,995 students have everything they need to gain the knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience needed to excel in this field, which reports average annual salaries of $34,000/yr.
What do you think of our list? Are there other points you’ve found prospective students interested in? Which program would you be most interested to see more information on next month?