Jobs, Careers and Income Sources for Travelers

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  • #2348
    Ray
    Keymaster

    Here is a link to an excellent article by Technomadia about working as a nomad.
    Lots of great information and links to resources.
    Jobs, Careers and Income Sources for Travelers

    #2350

    Really good article.  Thanks for the link.  This is exactly what we are aiming for.  I currently put in about 20 hours a week remotely and then another 10 hours or so at job sites.  Looking to do video conferencing as an alternated to being in office meetings which means I’d only need to physically be there once a month or less.  I spent 35 years doing the “at work” thing and was not really happy with it.  Now I actually enjoy what I do!  For those who have an interest get on LinkedIn.  There are many opportunities for various skill sets.

    #2363
    Larry
    Participant

    Medical Coding field information?The wife and I want to get on the road sooner than later. She has worked for 30yrs at a credit union. New management has made life miserable for everyone there. Cut their vacation from 5 wks to 2 wks,cutting down on our travel time.  Was wondering if anyone knows any helpful info on jobs available or anything we would find helpful. She went to school for this 30yrs ago,she just signed up for a year refresher course. If this works out we will be able to travel sooner than we planned,thanks.

    #2364
    Norma
    Participant

    Larry, I am going to school for Medical Transcription Editor right now.  Should finish sometime late summer/early fall and will be going OTR FT then.  I love the school I’m going to, is affordable and work at your own pace online.  Check out Career Step.  They help you get an online job upon graduation too.  Great for work anywhere there is internet.

    #2369
    Larry
    Participant

    Thanks Norma, good luck ,keep me updated when you find work,we will also let you know how it works out for us.

    #2379
    Norma
    Participant

    Awesome, Larry.  Thanks!

    #2478
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hello Norma, Larry, Ray and Peeps,

    I was told a long time ago that to get into any at home medical field that it was harder than in the past that it usually required years of in office work before they would let you work from home. I know some have gotten lucky and found at home internet jobs such as medical coding. It will be interesting to see how you make out Norma as I have thought about this field a while back.

    I work from home selling a little this and that, but that requires shipping, something I can’t do too much of on the road, unless I change avenue, such as jewelry making. I have been thinking abt selling my art myself, which requires a $1,000 printer. I do have some of my photo art up for sale with other companies and it is great since they deal with the customer 100% but I loose too much profit and I have a site that tweets for me day and night. I don’t use LinkedIn. It has the highest virus rate for any given site. Too many people’s personal information has been stolen too many times and I closed my account.

    I like this group idea so people can get ideas from others.

    #2482
    Norma
    Participant

    Spirit, I think that used to be true pre-internet days.  I started kind of backward and looked at the companies I would want to work for.  The few I chose deal only with home-based workers.  Two of the largest, with the best benefits, specifically recommend the school I picked, so if I can keep my grades up, I should be golden.  🙂

    These companies offer insurance (medical and dental), 401K, paid vacation, and more.  For once, I will be paid on my efforts, not what someone else feels like “giving” me.  You get paid per line of transcription.

    They have several courses, including Medical Coding, if that’s what you want to do, Spirit.

    #2522
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I love it Norma! What is the link to the school? Is coding down to 18 months now? I’m sure glad you found a couple of hopeful places of employment. I’ve been sorry I took up secretarial instead of medical coding for years. I have been out of the secretarial field for years. Could never find a decent place of employment and was tired of jumping from company to company so I went back to school for another trade and that didn’t work out because I became ill for a long time just aft I graduated with a 3.8. Was a 4.0 until the end when I was getting sick. It was for refrigeration and appliance repair and I don’t remember any of it today.

    #2530
    Norma
    Participant

    Medical Billing is 3 months.  Medical Billing and Coding is 4 months.  How do you like that?!?!  🙂

    And you can pay it out!

    Here’s the link:  CareerStep

     

    #2533
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Hi Norma,

    Wow, only 4 months now to do both! I would think it is wiser to take both courses.

    Going to look at the link aft I get myself some grub. Kaiya and I just did a 2 mile walk with a 45 min drive. We are starving.

    I just checked out the site, $3,000, not a bad deal. I’m going to look into this deeper.

    Thanks!

     

    #2535
    Norma
    Participant

    Spirit, you don’t need both.  Just take the one you’re interested in.  If you only want to do Billing, it’s cheaper and faster.  If you want to do Coding, it only takes a month more.

    Pay it out means you get to make payments.

    [sorry we highjacked your thread, Ray]

    #2536
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I’m going to think about this Norma and thanks Ray for your thread. We tread with kindness.

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