Work From Home Careers: Have Discipline? Will Work
By Samantha Sebring
Want to work from home but not sure what you can do?
Do you want to earn a degree that could lead to a successful job working from home?
Do you know what kinds of jobs are best for telecommuting?
There are many opportunities to earn a great income with a job that can be done from a home office.
Workers are attracted to home based jobs these days, since the concept has becomes more economically and socially acceptable. The technology necessary to set up a home office is commonly available and fairly inexpensive. Workers today want to spend more time with their families and are seeking flexible schedules to care for children, and perhaps aging parents.
Thanks to technological developments, especially the Internet, home-based workers have greatly increased their capabilities. If you have thought about earning your degree in a field that can translate in to a home based position, check out the following jobs that can be easily done from home:
Medical Transcription is highly specialized field and requires certain skills and training. Medical transcription a process where a person accurately and promptly transcribes medical records dictated by doctors and others. The dictation will include medical history and physical reports, clinic notes, office notes, operative reports, consultation notes, discharge summaries, letters, evaluations, lab reports, etc. Transcriptionists receive dictation by tape, digital system or voice files, and then use earphones and a foot pedal for start-stop control along with a word processing program. There are several word-processing systems that are used. This job requires exceptional listening and language skills, computer skills and knowledge of medical terminology. Many medical transcriptionists work from home-based offices as employees or subcontractors for hospitals and transcription services, or are self-employed as independent contractors.
Transcriptionists need to complete postsecondary training through vocational schools, community colleges, and distance-learning programs. It is highly recommended for medical transcriptionists to complete a 1-year certificate program or 2-year associate degree that encompasses work in anatomy, medical terminology, legality in healthcare documentation, and grammar and punctuation in English.
*Medical Transcription is one of the leading home-based professions in the United States.