Disabled, Retired Inactive RN want to work from home - page 2
This is my first post. I have been disabled since '91. I kept my FL license even after we moved out of state @ hubby's retirement until this year when I turned 66. I am wanting to supplement our income with a modest amount... Read More
- 0Apr 28, '09 by nursebboop1Quote from MickyB-RNWhere did you start re: the transcription--is it more lucrative than coding or billing? What were your typing skills before you got into this. I'm 60 and want to transition to something from home. Your help is appreciated.Is there good training online for medical transcription? I'd love to be able to supplement my income as an RN with something I could do at home instead of working two full time jobs. Any info is appreciated.
- 0Jun 9, '09 by GardenerGirlI need some answers on this, too. Can anyone help us out here? I, like the previous poster, am curious about transcription vs. coding and billing. I do searches on the net but sometimes I just get more confused. I need to find a way to love what I do while keeping my bloodpressure under control; ya know what I mean?
- 1Feb 19, '10 by RN77This thread is old, but I hope someone will read this and give me a suggestion or two. I've been a nurse for 33 years, however I've been inactive the past 3.5 years, due to grave illness and subsequent and numerous complications. I'm now closer to going back to work than I've ever been. I won't be able to do floor nursing, but wonder if anyone would hire me for QA, nurse recruitment, etc., since I can't do a lot of walking. Am I still marketable for something?? How do I explain the long absence without giving them the idea that I'm sickly and, therefore, a risk.? Any help will be appreciated. I really miss the patients, but maybe I can do something on the phone? Thanks, in advance.
- 0Feb 19, '10 by mom23RNSorry for the long delay girls.
Yes, there are some reputable transcription courses out there. M-Tec or The Andrews School are both highly respected schools. Many employers will hire their graduates without the 2 years of experience many require.
I have no formal training, just a great friend who wanted some help with her work. I've been doing it for about 4-1/2 years now and still enjoy it. The money is even better than the beginning and the flexibility of it is awesome. I'm able to go to the kid's school whenever I wish and catch up on my work later.
One little tidbit, the most money is going to be made working directly for the doctor. The services are going to charge the office and pay you much less. Just food for thought.
Good luck girls. Ask away if you have any more questions.
- 1Mar 11, '10 by dukemidwifeprofHi, hope you have found something? If not, I have an idea for you. Send me your e-mail and I will be glad to share with you what I am doing to supplement my income and pay my tuition to grad school. It might be something you are interested in...it is not one of those scams....very legitimate that you could do from home, as long as you had the internet and a phone.
- 2Mar 11, '10 by dukemidwifeprofHi, you just say you took a "leave" and you stop at that. They cannot by law ask you alot of questions. Just make sure you do not get real wordy and say more than you want. It is no one's business. Lot's of people take leaves: have a baby, care for aging parents, build a house, travel, move with a partner or go to school. It is not that unusual, UNLESS you speak/act like you are hiding something. Practice/role play with a friend..make sure when you say that, you look them in the eye...looking away is a dead give-a-way. Good luck.