Hello everyone and thank you for following along and reading our school’s public blog. I still love my online learning experience at AHP and the convenience of the HDS program. I’m studying away and preparing to become a Healthcare Document Specialist.
I’ve always wanted to work in the healthcare industry and first set out studying biology, chemistry, and child development when I attended junior college. When some people hear ‘sodium’, they might think of salt or which foods have high sodium and low sodium. I do too, but I also think of the chemical formula, letters and numbers combining and forming new compounds. I have a wide range of interests and later attended junior college again, but to study business, accounting, and tax.
Now, I’m studying intently, sometimes daily, in order to become a Certified Healthcare Document Specialist. My plan is to become a PT Medical Transcriptionist/Self-employed/Remote. I applied for my own business and I’m starting to watch my dreams become reality. Where did I always want to work? A medical office. What occupation did I start my business for? Medical Transcription. Bingo.
I feel confident in my ability to use computers, text documents, and software. I have a firm understanding of medical terminology, abbreviations, grammar, anatomy and physiology, and the body systems. I am currently preparing for another quiz and I know that I will have to listen to audio for this one. I try to reach, take, and pass a quiz at least once a week. I still go over each practice exercise and check my answers. I think the HDS program is fun, informative, and a great long-distance education program.
Apply what you know. As I was reading along in the lesson book, I read ALT + 248 will insert a degree symbol. Which will be handy for transcribing vital signs. Right then and there, I opened a new Word document, typed ALT + 248 and it happened. The degree symbol worked. I remember that specific keyboard shortcut because I applied what I learned and it became ‘what I know’. The same concept applies to the ‘Resume’. Keep it updated!
If you just started with us at At-Home Professions, you can add that to your resume. If you are on the last course or recently graduated, make sure your resume is up to date. Why did you choose to study this degree program? Evaluate yourself, your goals, and your accomplishments. Turn everything you’ve learned into what you know.
“I’m a Healthcare Document Specialist student with office management, bookkeeping and administrative experience in a variety of industries, small businesses and corporations.”