One of the major perks of working as a medical transcriptionist is the ability to work from home. Many employers allow medical transcriptionists to work from home which is a great opportunity for work at home moms and dads as well as people with disabilities. But just how do you land a work at home job?
The first step is to get training from an AHDI approved school. Some medical transcription companies that require 2 years of experience will waive this requirement if you have graduated from an AHDI approved school. If you haven't already gone through training, picking an AHDI approved school is the best way to go.
Another great credential to have on your resume is RHDS certification. Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) is a voluntary certification you can get through AHDI. Having this credential will show employers that you are competent and can do the job and will help them feel better about hiring you work from home.
Lastly, it helps to know which employers hire medical transcriptionists from home. Luckily for you, I have already put together a list of companies who hire MTs to work from home as well as some basic requirements for each. You can view this list on the Medical Transcriptionist Jobs from Home page.
Study hard and go the extra mile and get your RHDS certification and you should be on your way to a work at home career!