Rethinking the RMT

March 10, 2009 at 12:41 pm 2 comments

My rheumatoid arthritis week didn’t turn out so well. Sorry for the lack of posts. I guess I didn’t have that much to say about my RA. 🙂 I’ve been feeling really good, so I don’t think about it as much.

I think I’ve decided to go ahead and get my RMT certification. I applied at Transcription Matchmaker yesterday, and even they didn’t want me. Yikes! They do not have any entry-level positions. Their suggestion…get my RMT.

I’ve looked into it on AHDI and they offer a prep course that is $75 dollars for AHDI members. The next 4-week course starts on April 1st. I think I will sign up for that one. I know I’m going to need help to pass the RMT exam.

Then there is the $10 exam application fee. The exam fee is $120. Total cost…priceless. Isn’t that what I’m supposed to say? Whatever it takes to get my career in medical transcription started…right?  😉  Actual total cost will be $205.

Since I’m not making very much money working for my brother-in-law (I only get about 6-8 hrs/week), and it’s going to be at least 2 months before I can start looking for an MT job again, I have to start looking for a “real” job. Sucks! I’m on the job hunt again. 😦

Wish me luck.

The Invisible,



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  • 1. Yana  |  March 11, 2009 at 7:52 am

    Good luck with your RMT exam!
    Why do you think you will need help to pass it?


  • 2. S.  |  March 11, 2009 at 11:14 am

    I think I need the help because I looked at the sample questions (page 12) that AHDI gives you of what would be on the exam. I didn’t know very many of them off the top of my head. I certainly know how to look them up, but I don’t have all that memorized yet.
    I felt it was better for me to pay the extra $75 to be prepared than to spend $130 and possibly fail the exam and then have to pay the $130 again to take it a second time.

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I’m a 30-year-old living with multiple invisible illnesses. Rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism are just a few. I’m also studying to be a Medical Transcriptionist. If you get offended by anything I write, please remember I'm probably joking. I have a weird sense of humor. Leave me a comment. I'd love to hear from you!

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