Digital Transcription Scholarship Essay

I am interested in work at home employment opportunities; particularly those not in the sales area as I am not a salesperson type personality. As a computer specialist in the 50+ age group, I am finding that the field has become more and more specialized and it changes rapidly. Skills that were ideal 20 years ago are now considered archaic. Also, I feel I have already spent enough of my time in the trenches performing the 24/7 support role. I no longer wish to respond to 2 am wake-up calls.

At this stage in my life I really prefer a job in which I can choose my own hours and still be at home or at least close to home. Given today’s economy, I am interested in a job that is in demand and has growth potential. In the IT world there is tremendous competition and age bias; though the latter is often denied.

Digital transcription appears to be interesting and challenging without being overwhelming.

The obvious advantage is being able to work from home. I have had occasion to work from home in my current IT job during inclement weather and it is very nice to not have to deal with traffic issues. And of course having my own personal dress code is a plus. I am an independent worker so I prefer jobs where I am not micro-managed or have a boss breathing down my neck. Family-wise, I have pets and it would be nice to be able to work yet be at home with them.

I have reviewed a few other sites for digital transcriptionist training and I like the way Future MT is presented. More detailed information is given up front. Pricing is stated up front. I do have a few other considerations to review, but at this time Future MT has my interest. I did review the Better Business Bureau report in my evaluation and am happy to see the positive rating. In today’s world of Internet fraud, one can never be too careful. 4) As far as career goals are concerned my immediate goal is to get digital transcription training and provide a supplemental income. I would like extra income to set aside for unexpected expenses as these tend to increase as one ages. I also would like to increase the savings account for the simple ease of mind security. Beyond the initial 2-5 year period I would like to have a secondary career to fall back on as a means of support when job layoffs occur and job shortages prevent timely re-employment. It is becoming increasingly difficult to remain competitive in the IT world and is becoming very expensive to remain current on increasingly new technologies.

Further down the road, I believe it could be possible to be in a managerial position in Digital transcription as I am a quick learner and have always been interested in the more scientific subjects. Once proficient, I can see myself managing or assisting others.

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