Thursday, July 19, 2012
Facts #18 and #19
Fact #19: I am getting an education for free through MyCAA - a program for military spouses. They allot you up to $4,000 towards your education. The course I am taking was around $2,700 so I didn't have to pay for anything out of pocket. I'm currently studying to become a medical transcription editor. Sounds complex, but it's really quite simple (depending on the type of doctor you are transcribing for). Essentially, whenever you go into the doctor's office for a visit, that doctor is required to record everything that took place so that it can be permanently stored in your medical records for future reference by any and all doctors providing you with care. Doctors typically record themselves talking using a dictaphone and then the sound file is sent off to a medical transcriptionist to type up in a certain format (depending on the doctor's office's format). The transcriptionist listens to the file, types it up, and proofs it. The typed up medical record is then sent off to a medical transcription editor to be proofed. It is pretty common for medical transcriptionists to also be medical transcription editors - the pay is better and you get more work. I chose to pursue this career due to its flexibility: I am able to work from home and typically will not have set hours. The only downfall is that the pay is based upon your production.
If you have any more questions about MyCAA or great, movable jobs opportunities for spouses, feel free to shoot me an e-mail!