How to Work From Home – The Definitive Guide [2019]

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How to Work From Home – The Definitive Guide [2019]

Your time is valuable.

You want to be able to work from home and choose your own hours.

You want a job that is in demand, pays well and allows you to set your own work schedule.

But the question is, how do you find these opportunities?

Use this simple step-by-step guide to start working from home and choosing your own hours today.

1. Research Opportunities

Brainstorm Ideas

  • What do I love doing?
  • How can I make this into a product or service?
  • Is there a need for it?
  • Is this product or service practical?

Learn about the industry

  • Look into market trends
  • Find your target market
  • Research the industry and market saturation
  • Analyse your competitors (high vs. low, small vs. big brands)
  • Do a SWOT analysis

Research real employment opportunities

  • Look at what skills or training need to find employment.

 

To help you determine what your goals are to work from home, you need to ask yourself, what is your reason for working from home?

  • Are you looking to spend more time with your family?

  • Do you want flexibility?

  • Do you want to travel and work at the same time?

Before jumping in to any job, it’s important to do your research.

Therefore, it’s important to see what jobs are out there.

Jump onto Seek.com.au and look into what type of career you can do from home:

As you can see, these are work from home positions, however, they don’t provide a lot of flexibility:

2. Find the best position

After researching the different opportunities to both work from home and choose your hours, you need to find the best position most suited to you and your needs.

These needs may include a career that:

  • Has flexible with work hours

  • Is family-friendly

  • Allows you to work while you travel

  • Reduces daily expenses.

From your research, you may find is that there aren’t many roles out there that cater to these needs, and rarely you will find one that is more flexible as a Medical Transcriptionist

  • Choose your own work hours

  • Save time with no commute

  • Reduce your childcare fees

  • Work from anywhere with an internet connection

  • Set up your workspace in a way that best suits you.

When working as a Medical Transcriptionist, not only can you work from home, but you have the flexibility to decide when you would like to work.

As healthcare is a basic need industry, the work of a Medical Transcriptionist is constant and consistent. This is because your clients are usually repeat-customers that will continue to send you their work if you’re consistent, accurate and reliable.

Overall, the medical transcription industry is currently growing, therefore, it’s a great market to start your work from home career in!

Consistency of work

Currently a very high demand

Work around other life demands

Low stress

Work from anywhere

3. Prepare For Employment

When looking into how you can gain employment working from home and choosing your own hours, it’s important to research what skillset or training you need to enter your chosen industry.

You may need to up-skill and obtain a qualification, so you have the knowledge in order to carry out the work.

If you’re looking to work from home and choose your own hours as a Medical Transcriptionist, most employers will require you to have a nationally recognised qualification.

TalentMed’s nationally recognised Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is designed to help provide you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to get a job and excel in this increasingly popular field.

Most noteworthy, this is currently the first and only nationally recognised course in Australia that provides both medical transcription and editing training. Also, qualified trainers are available from the moment you start the course, all the way through until you complete your course.

 

TalentMed’s nationally recognised Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is designed to help provide you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to get a job and excel in this increasingly popular field.

Most noteworthy, this is currently the first and only nationally recognised course in Australia that provides both medical transcription and editing training. Also, qualified trainers are available from the moment you start the course, all the way through until you complete your course.

4. Secure the work

There are many career choices for our graduates and TalentMed helps you the entire way in this process. Once you complete the course, your Graduate Support Team will provide you with extensive job placement assistance.

Through our network of associated public and private hospitals, medical clinics, transcription agencies and Medical Transcription Service Organisations (MTSOs) we are able to assist you in finding a suitable position upon graduation. As a result, we have been able to place 97.1% of our graduates into working positions!

Job Placement Assistance Success Rate

In fact, there is a very high demand for qualified Medical Transcriptionists, and we consistently receive large requests for TalentMed graduates from employers nationwide. For example, these include:

Here’s what real students have to say about TalentMed!

How do I get started?

Here at TalentMed, we assist you every step of the way to pursue your dream of working from home. However, not only you would be able to have more time to enjoy doing the things you love, but above all, you can work while staying home to be with your family.

For more information on becoming a Medical Transcriptionist, check out our Ultimate Guidetraining to become a Medical Transcriptionist or you can register for a free consultation with one of our Career Advisers below!

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About the Author:

Sarah-Louise Slade
Sarah-Louise is a Career Adviser with over 5 years experience in Vocational Education and Training. Having completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resource Management, Sarah-Louise understands the importance of having a quality education. Feel free to comment and ask questions below.

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