Strapped for cash
Four students describe how they put their skills to use to earn money
Navtej Chahal finds that audiotyping and pleading ignorance come in handy
In all walks of life there are endless abbreviations and acronyms flying around, meaning quite a lot to very few people. Even medical students can make money from the knowledge that a good bit of public relations will not make the sun shine out of your proverbial.
Armed with a medical dictionary and a cheesy smile you too can experience the cut and thrust world of medical secretarial work and make quite a bit of money from it as well. Obviously, an element of computer literacy (Microsoft Word for Windows will do) and moderate typing ability are required, but there is great demand for temps in hospital offices, especially during the holidays. Most work offered by agencies entails typing up a backlog of correspondences that are recorded onto cassette, which you can listen to and re-re-re-rewind at your convenience.