1.For your chosen career, is a certification required or optional for you to enter the field? Medical transcription is my field of choice and certification is available though at present, certification is not required.
What certification exams are available for your chosen career?
The CMT (Certified Medical Transcriptionist) is the current exam for the career I have chosen.
Which professional organization provides the certification exam for your chosen career?
Currently the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI), formerly the American Association for Medical Transcription, is the organization that offers the voluntary certification exam.
2.For your chosen career, is a license available? If so, who provides the licensure exam for your chosen career? Is the license required or optional?
There is not currently a licensure program for Medical Transcription in the United States.
3.Why would an employer prefer a new employee to be certified in the field over a candidate who is not certified in his or her field?
A certified candidate has shown their dedication to their chosen field by actually taking the time to obtain the certification and in most cases, their postsecondary education will help ensure that they are up to date with the cutting edge information necessary to excel in the tasks they would be assigned.
4. Give 3 examples of questions that would be considered illegal to ask during an interview.
1. When were you born?
2. Do you have children at home? Who takes care of them while you are working?
3. Have you been arrested in the last 5 years?
5.Give 3 examples of questions that would be legal to ask during an interview.
1. Are you a citizen of the United States?
2. What is your current address and how long have you lived there?
3. Do you have any physical impairment that would keep you from performing your job?
6. How does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) play a...