Resumes are important, but we doubt you went to a digital transcription school to learn to write resumes. There are too many variables in getting hired to rely on resumes. Great training should be what you need! Information Submittal Form is on the Home Page – One of the very first things you see on the school site is an information form submission area. Most potential students are afraid of submitting information for fear of contacts by salespeople and email spam. This is not a scam, but is a red flag! The school may want to add you to their email ad engine so the program can contact you over and over until you give in. You may never stop hearing from this school and it is certainly annoying. The school website doesn’t list contact people – They only provide an address and information submission form. Also, you won’t be able to find tuition rates. This method is most likely designed to sick a trained salesperson on unwitting visitors. Again, this may not be a scam, but it sure doesn’t look like how a typical school would present itself.
Most schools are legitimate. However, none of these schools are Harvard, Columbia or your local State University. These are vocational schools. You don’t need classes in English, History or Business Law, etc. You want to be a digital transcriptionist and the sooner the better. You may hear that the vocational schools are all scams because their credits won’t transfer to your State University. No vocational school’s credits will transfer to your State University. Think of it like going to school to learn massage therapy or hairstyling. This is vocational training and not university oriented; it’s a different world. You will only need a vocational certificate for jobs at this level. You may also need internship experience; no amount of classwork will replace that need. It is hard to find a job in digital transcription without experience and internship is the only way to get it during training. The internship gives you a big edge over other people with no experience and it offers you hands-on experience.
Other scams or deceptive issues are covered above. If the school’s graduate employment rate is listed and shows high percentage employment success, you have the best clue. Next would be accreditation by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Also, you’ll need textbooks once you graduate. This is a profession requiring reference books for work. Many online only programs don’t provide textbooks in order to cut costs. If you find good news with most of those issues, you are as safe as you can be. It then comes down to price and the flexibility of the program they offer. If you can also get an internship, you have done the best you can do!