Life is tough as a single mom. You have a lot of responsibilities that make it harder to get into a better career. It’s a good thing that medical transcription is a great career option for single moms.
This isn’t a career you can just jump into. That’s a good thing. It means that the pay can be pretty good. You want a career that takes some effort to get into as that means not just anyone can do it.
The best part for many single moms is that medical transcription can be done at home. This can mean huge savings on daycare costs.
The next best part is the flexible hours. You can be there for your kids. You can pick them up from school when they get sick. You don’t have to explain to a cranky boss about your kids needing you. You just write your schedule around their needs.
And as I said above, the pay is pretty good. How good depends on you and how good of a medical transcriptionist you turn out to be. That’s where high quality training comes in.
Many of the best medical transcription schools have their courses available online. That means that you can study on your own time while still working your day job and taking care of your kids. It will be hard to fit all of that into your schedule, but the stress will be worth it once you gain the flexibility you can have as a medical transcriptionist. Training at home is also a sort of practice for when you land a job working at home and need the ability to schedule yourself without a boss looking over your shoulder.
It’s vital that you research and find a good quality school for your medical transcription training. You want a school that is AHDI Approved. That’s your assurance that the school meets standards that are specifically related to their quality in training medical transcriptionists.
It’s also useful if the school is partnered with at least a few potential employers. This helps to get you past the experience requirement.
Getting past the experience requirement doesn’t mean you can goof around. You still have to have excellent scores to show employers that you really learned what the training course has to offer.
Many schools offer at least some form of payment plan to help you deal with the cost. It’s expensive to take a high quality course, there’s no question about that. A payment plan can make it less of a strain.
But the best part comes after graduation and when you’re working. It’s not just the flexible hours. It’s that you may be able to get a job that offers benefits tha you may very much so need for your family.
Medical transcription isn’t the perfect job for every single mom. It’s hard work and sometimes it just doesn’t suit you. But for moms who have great language skills, have an interest in medicine and are excellent typists it’s possibly not a bad choice. Give it some thought and decide for yourself.