The thought of taking up home-based medical transcription as a career evolves typically from the perceived flexibility and good money the profession promises to offer, even at home. The first thing people focus on is the working area, and rightly so. The furniture and measures to be HIPAA-compliant come next. However, irrespective of all the physical preparations you do, you need to prepare your mind for the job.
What mental preparedness, huh? Medical transcription is comfortable, especially at home. Yeah, true, but have you looked at the several factors that may distract you when you are working at home? Or, have you wondered how your family life will be affected by moving your office to home? This is why I ask you to think it through when you plan to start working from home. Let’s look at what you need to look at.
You will need to work with a routine. Working from home doesn’t mean working at any time of the day, without plan. You need to follow a routine, everyday. And this routine of yours shouldn’t only have your work tasks but make room for all your activities, so that you don’t let your health or life suffer because of work.
If you have children at home, you have to make sure that they are looked after well while you are glued to the computer. You also need to make sure that you have ample time for them once you have finished work.
If the intention behind working from is taking care of your home, you could not be more mistaken in your perception of the job. Medical transcription won’t allow you to attend to chores when you have work at hand. You should know that you cannot let home and office interfere with each other.
Working as a home-based medical transcriptionist requires a tremendous amount of discipline. And you should know this even before you start looking for a working corner in your home.