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If you want to work on the internet from home, take an internet course

Posted By: deb on 2008-06-10
In Reply to: Med Trans Schools? - Heather

But only from Andrews School or M-TEC. Many companies will waive the 2-years' experience requirement and will test and hire you if you go to either of those schools. Do NOT bother with At Home Professions, Penn Foster, US Career Institute, or ESPECIALLY Trans-Am, which is also known as Trans-SCAM and is a total ripoff. You will have a VERY difficult time getting hired without experience unless you choose Andrews School or M-TEC. Yes, they cost more, but that's because they are excellent training programs, not "correspondence courses."

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internet away from home

There is another choice rather than an internet card. I use my cell phone. I have intervent access on my cell phone and used to toggle to the PC via USB but now do it through Blue Tooth on the phone. Had to purchase a Blue Tooth adaptor for PC and now I am mobile completely. I have even worked in the car while husband drove. It is pretty impressive I think and my cell phone company has never had any issues with the internet being down, not once so far.

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That is what I love about home schooling my son via the internet. We have an office here in town and they have 2 days a week where you can bring your child in if they need help or just to be able to work around and meet the other kids in the area. Here is the link to our local chapter and below that is the link to the main company.




You'd just download them as you normally would as if you were home. That is why the internet conn
Once I got a special deal on a week at a condo on Vegas and I guess I didnt see the fine print or misunderstood when it said "internet connection availability." I assumed I had an internet connection but Noooooo what they meant was that it was available but at a computer IN the lobby and I'm pretty sure the other guests didnt want me to take over the computer with my headset, foot pedal for all day .. LOL.. I learned my lesson to specificaly ask if I would have an internection connection IN MY ROOM..That was a nerve wracking 5 days. This workaholic freaked out not being able to work, although I know it was good for me to actually take a real break from ALL work.. it forced me to ..darn it 
Kids at home? What ages and do you limit their internet usage?

We have a 15-year-old that is limited to 1 hour on the internet when school is not in session, and we have parental controls that allow us to see everything she has done while she was on line.

What about your household?

Do you use the internet to get your work? If so, sm
I can tell you a lot about working on a laptop via the internet. Been doing it for about 2 years now. I've taken it all over the country, but since I need high speed internet, I haven't always been successful. Took it to Disney twice and it only worked once at one of the resorts. the other time I couldn't even get access.

Spent the entire summer in Houston (I live near Atlanta) and it worked beautifully out there. Stayed with my brother and didn't have to take any time off.

I can work outside while the kids play here on my wireless card.

I had no luck with external keyboards, though. I used my laptop keyboard to the point where the E doesn't work after 2 years, so now I am on a stationary computer at home.

I wouldn't discourage anyone from doing this, though. It's been great for me.
Oh please, of course your internet is for work
Other deductions include anything you've done to your home; I think we wrote off the fence in the backyard, a shed, etc.  Oh, and as far as mileage, any time you go to an from the supply store; you need to write that off.  I almost always run out of tissues for my office, and need to get them each week from the grocery store, so I write that mileage off....  You two can play the games the IRS plays, and if I'm self employed, then yes, I will take any deduction I can get down the pencils and light bulbs for the lamps and lights around me; it is all office supplies.  Be smart people!
Anyone use a PC Card for their Internet/MT work?

I am bringing my question to the top from my response to someone's post below.

I live in the country and do not even have cable available - only dial-up. 

I recently purchased a laptop and it only came with an ExpressCard slot (which it is my understanding that laptops in the future will be built with these and not PC slots). The ExpressCards have not hit the local Verizon or Sprint stores yet but I hear they are to soon and I plan to try one. I hope to be able to drop my dial-up ISP and just use my laptop for my on-line job. I also have my own local account where I pick up tapes and deliver their transcription and I can continue to use my regular PC for that work if I choose to.

Anyway, I would really appreciate knowing how you like your "card" for connecting to the Internet and how well it works out for you. Do you know if Verizon or Sprint has more coverage area? Have you traveled much with yours to see if you are able to get connections? How reliable has this been and how fast of a connection rate do you get on average?

I sure would appreciate any info you could share regarding this. Thanks so much.


Yes, any AV will work with any internet program.
Okay...do you work? How can you afford your internet? nm
Mine avg. around $2K a year that is it -- all work via the internet- sm
I cannot see how anyone can write off $10K unless they are fudging things or have a very large office area in a very expensive house with a BIG mortgage---and drive back and forth delivering tapes, print outs, etc. I do not do the mortgage/office deduction so I am sure I could write off another $1K if I did that, but as I don't know when we are moving (planning to one of these days) I don't want the hassle so I just eat that one. As for my write offs I deduct anything remotely used or needed for work, electricity, paper, ink for my printer (print patient lists), my fax service, internet, FTP, any programs/upgrades, virus protection, reference books, any equipment (did my computer a couple years ago), phone line for work, etc. I am sure there is more (i.e. a new desk, chair, etc.). If you use it for work, write if off. --From the sounds of it though your accountant is right.
Does satellite internet work to type into Meditech?

I can't get cable or DSL, and wonder if satellite will work.

Does anyone use laptop & cell phone/Internet Card for work?

I am not real computer literate but am wondering if I couldn't get unlimited Internet with a cell phone plan and use that for my on-line job/Internet connection exclusively. I have found plans for around $70/month.

If so, I was thinking too I could possibly give up my land line phone, Callwave, my dial-up ISP (as that is all we have available where live) and actually save a little money by doing so. I don't make/receive a lot of land line calls and I have a TracFone cell phone that I don't use much now. I get excellent reception with that where I live. We have a huge tower within walking distance of where I live but we live out in the "sticks". :D I know my connection would be dependent on the reception where I live and the cell phone service I would use. I am not sure which one truly has the best coverage and/or who may be using the tower by our home but TracFone apparently does. :)


All things being equal, do you prefer to work with a C-phone or use WAV files over the internet? sm
What are some of the advantages and disadvantages of each.  I have only ever used a c-phone but think I may bet getting ready to use WAV files and foot pedal for an account and am a little anxious!  TIA
I didn't have trouble when I installed, but it doesn't work well with Internet Exploer 7. sm
I have had to uninstall IE 7 due to script errors and such.  Works great with the IE 6 though. 
Look it up on the internet
There is all kinds of information for dealing with bipolar people. One thing you probably shouldn't do is inform someone, ANYone, that "there is something wrong in their thinking." How do you know? Are they a friend, acquaintance, coworker? Are you concerned or are they merely interfering with YOUR life?

Much depends on where this person fits into your reality.
I'm tired - it should say internet.  My bad.
If you have DSL internet - please
Please be sure and tell them when then install you!! This is very important because sometimes the DSL can interfere if not connected properly and you will be without protection.

I would not pay the home office internet price unless they offer something incredible, for example, guaranteedd 24/7 service.  My cable internet company wanted me to switch over to business and when I asked what the difference in services was between paying 39.99 per month and 80.00 per month, I was told I would get first priority on service visits.  Really, I just kind of laughed at the guy...they wanted me to pay twice as much for a quicker service call (BTW, an average wait for a service call is 24 hours or so anyway). 

Anyway, I would not even mention the office use; residential use is the same thing. 

Good luck.. Jamie

Funny you should say that. I have Roadrunner and I was down totally for about 3 hours. I had to reboot my modem in order to get back on.
My husband works for Sprint. They are starting up wireless internet where are you do is plug in the card and you get fast speed internet connection. Some areas have it incorporated already.
I have att&t internet
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I was put on an ophthamology account; I figured I'd need a book...  Nope, I've been using Google and getting by just fine.  There are plenty of sites. 

Try this site:  http://www.mtdownloads.com/

Books are so costly, and yet we can get just as much information from the internet if we search the right sites.  I wouldn't buy any books until you start the accounts. 

Hmm, really?. Anyone can say anything on the internet...nm
No internet?
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Lie on the Internet?
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If I can't work without it, which I can't, then it's getting a full deduction.
Welcome to the Internet! :D sm
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Unfortunately, if I get dissed by a troll, I don't have the grace to just ignore it, but have to give a snappy retort.

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Internet Explorer
Thanks very much! I'll check that out.
I have Internet Explorer
I have never had a problem before like this with it. I just sent tech support an E-mail and I will see what they might say.

Sorry to tell you but that's an internet hoax. sm
I was excited about it too and then found it was a hoax.
I was looking for internet, but thank you for the help and guidance!!!

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You go to other internet boards and think everyone
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internet timing out
Try running your Spyware and virus software - I had virus on my computer that shut the internet down, ran the above software and that deleted the virus. good luck.
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It's from the internet you idiot


Dial-up internet
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Internet connection

Does anybody use ATT/SBC DSL?  If so, how is it?

I have Insight (cable), and I have a problem with no internet connections at least once every 2 weeks and thinking about switching.



internet connection
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Internet connection
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I will be using it for my on-line job using Emdat's InScribe and I contacted their technical support and they said I can connect to them using this.

We do have a huge cell phone tower within walking distance of our house so I am hoping that Sprint is a part of it as then I should have a great connection where I live. I realize I will not have coverage everywhere I go with my laptop.

The sales person told me I can purchase the card for my ExpressCard Slot for $49.99 and then my unlimited service will cost me $39.99/month for 40 MB. He said I could go higher if I found it necessary but he said he hasn't had anyone but a DJ (who downloaded a ton of music he said) find that they needed more MB than that. Since I currently only use dial-up for my on-line job, I would assume connecting with an ExpressCard up to this rate would work just as well if not better ???

Is there anything I should know/be aware of before doing this??? I will be keeping my dial-up service until the first of the month to be sure this all works out.

Sure would appreciate any feedback as I know nothing of this type of thing. Thanks so much. 
I use Stedman's as well as the Internet. nm
You have to be careful on the internet, but...
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