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shawne

94 months ago

I am a nurse and was wondering if that would cut down on the courses required to be a medical transcriptionist. Also how long does it take to complete a legitimate online course and is it realistic to think i could get an at-home position to start. Thanks shawne

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Jude Russo in Leesburg, Virginia

94 months ago

I have 20 yrs. of orthopaedic surgery and plastic/reconstruction surgery, about 5 yrs. dermatology, 2 yrs. peds and approx. 5 yrs. general surg./internal med. and emergency/urgent care transcription. What else can I tell you? Thanks, Jude.

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Teri in Metairie, Louisiana

94 months ago

Jude Russo in Leesburg, Virginia said: I have 20 yrs. experience in medicine as educator/medical transcriber. Looking for in-home work medical transcription now. I have all equipment to transcribe. Please reply ASAP as I need the income. Please reply judedude@comcast.net

Jude have you tried looking for a job on mtjobs.com There are many many jobs on that site. good luck

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Kathy in Springfield, Illinois

91 months ago

I do not feel sorry for you at all!!! Now the India MT's understand what they did to us in the United States....What goes around comes around!!! India destroyed the job industry for us MT's in the USA!!!!!!!

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Kathy in Springfield, Illinois

91 months ago

Banaja in Bombay, India said: i interested to do medical transcriptino work at home so can u please povide home based MT wokk so i will be obliged.

You need to learn English!!! There are so many grammer mistakes in your sentence, nobody would hire you

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linda in Senegal

90 months ago

sanjay in Calcutta, India said: hi i am a science garaduate(bio);having no MT experience but having a good command over medical terminalogy. can you tell about essential equipments and criteria for doing home based MT jobs.

lindamayor2005@yahoo.ca

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Tootie in Minneapolis, Minnesota

90 months ago

shawne said: I am a nurse and was wondering if that would cut down on the courses required to be a medical transcriptionist. Also how long does it take to complete a legitimate online course and is it realistic to think i could get an at-home position to start. Thanks shawne

You don't want to get in this field. First of all, even if you could get a medical transcription job, you would get paid significantly less. Second, there is nothing out there but crap work now because of ....

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mtathome in Yorba Linda, California

89 months ago

Personally, I would be furious if someone, from any country, undercut me and took my job. I'm careful not to offer my services at such a low rate that it undercuts other American MTs; that's what brings pay down for everyone.

MTs from India and other countries undercut American MTs, which causes American MTs to lose their jobs. American MTs need their jobs just as much as foreign MTs need jobs. American MTs have kids to support, bills to pay, as do foreign MTs.

As you mentioned, we should be angry at the companies that offshore, not the individual MTs who work for them, and yet the individual MTs who take American jobs are the ones getting our work, transcribing our own doctors' dictation, doctors from our own towns and cities, and it's very difficult not to blame the individual hearing those doctors' voices, transcribing those doctors' reports, for the loss of our jobs; those individuals are here asking for our jobs from our home towns.

Again, it's the companies that offshore that should take the blame, but emotionally it's very difficult to watch people from India looking to transcribe for doctors from Ohio, Michigan, New York...our cities, our doctors, our American patients.

Besides, sending medical records overseas is a violation of privacy for Americans. I don't want my medical records floating around in some foreign country...I want my medical records kept in my own country.

What I'm saying is this - I do know American MTs who have lost their jobs to India, American MTs who needed their jobs very much, and it's very difficult to turn the other cheek and say, sure, take our jobs.

It seems that Indian MTs should transcribe for their own local doctors, just as we transcribe for our own local doctors. It seems like poaching. That's why people get mad. It isn't that there aren't any doctors in India that need their reports transcribed....there are many, many doctors, hospitals, and clinics in India that need transcriptionists.

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mtathome in Yorba Linda, California

89 months ago

I couldn't add any more to my previous post above...the box was full, but I also wanted to say this:

I don't have any hatred for Indian MTs. I know there are plenty of US jobs available to me and to other American MTs, and we won't run out of work. I was trying to explain, in my post above, why there is animosity toward Indian MTs. It isn't caused by ignorance or hatred; it's caused by the threat of losing a job that is very important to an American MT, one who needs to feed her kids, pay her rent, pay her bills. American jobs are important to American MTs too, not just to Indian MTs.

But again, there are plenty of US jobs available, and MTs won't run out of work because of Indian MTs.

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Kim in Springfield, Missouri

86 months ago

Susan in Springfield, Illinois said: I completed a Medical Transcription course at college with a GPA of 3.85 and I can't seem to find a job for a newbie. I take pride in my work and would give 110%. I can work any time, any days.
Thank you.

I'm considering medical transcription coursework and am trying to find out how easy or hard it will be to find a job. Have you found a job, yet?

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someone who knows in Brownstown, Indiana

86 months ago

shawne said: I am a nurse and was wondering if that would cut down on the courses required to be a medical transcriptionist. Also how long does it take to complete a legitimate online course and is it realistic to think i could get an at-home position to start. Thanks shawne

WHY THE HELL DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST, IF YOU ARE A NURSE? You are in for a rude awakening. The general unspoken consensus is that medical transcriptionists are a bunch if idiot typists who don't know anything but how to type and can't even spell. That's the fact even though the the contrary is true. Be careful, because once you get into this unpleasant field with a bunch of hateful women, you will have a difficult time getting out. People will wonder what was wrong with your nursing skills that you are transcribing. Keep your nursing license up because once you finally are aware of all of this, it will be too late.

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someone who knows in Brownstown, Indiana

86 months ago

Kathy in Springfield, Illinois said: I do not feel sorry for you at all!!! Now the India MT's understand what they did to us in the United States....What goes around comes around!!! India destroyed the job industry for us MT's in the USA!!!!!!!

I somewhat agree with this; however, I think that the greedy/needy transcriptionists in the USA started their own demise by undercutting themselves by gaining their self-worth by how many lines an hour they can do for as cheap as possible. There is a reason why the respect has gone to h_ll in a handbasket and transcriptionists are referred to as sl_t typists.

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someone who knows in Brownstown, Indiana

86 months ago

mtathome in Yorba Linda, California said: "I am soon to start studying to become an MT and am wondering what a seasoned MT makes for an average wage nowadays?"

Seasoned MTs can make anywhere from $25,000 to $50,000+, depending on how they do the work, i.e., working for some large national MT companies pays the least; working for yourself pays well; working for a hospital pays well, etc. There are many different ways to do the work.

You do have to be well trained to make the best money.

Anyone who tells you that you have to be well trained to make the best money is not telling you the whole story. There is more to your ability to make money than just your knowledge. You need to know that the company you work for WILL have control over your connectivity whether you have the BEST and FASTEST ISP and latest and greatest computer equipment and setup. If the company you connect to "bottlenecks" you at the entrance point (because it is cheaper for them to use some half-wit setup), you will only go as fast as they allow you. Wake up and start believing that if it sounds too good to be true it usually is. Remember, the company is in business to make money. Their goal is to get it done as cheap as possible in all aspects. I know it is done because I have experienced it, witnessed it, and have been told that it was being done by two different ISPs watching my system. I don't care if you have a PhD and can type 100 wpm, if the company bottlenecks you to a certain speed that is only how fast you are going to go.

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someone who knows in Brownstown, Indiana

86 months ago

Shyla Beach in Oviedo, Florida said: I am a new stay at home mom who is looking for work from home. I am looking for any information on transcription training or jobs. I am not sure where to start and i am eagar to learn and start working. Any information or advise would be greatly appreciated.

God love ya Shyla Beach of Oviedo, Florida! Because you are a new mom looking to work from home to be with your kids, you are a prime target for the "transcription at home" bull. Think long and hard before you do this, because you WILL be taken for a ride. Make sure you realize that you are NOT going to make big money unless you want to work 12 hours days 7 days a week. AND, your pay will go up and down depending on how the company decides to connect you that day and what they give you to work on. I recommend getting into some other respectable field. Many mothers work away from home, get paid more money (even though they pay childcare) and are much better off financially and emotionally.

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someone who knows in Brownstown, Indiana

86 months ago

shawne said: I am a nurse and was wondering if that would cut down on the courses required to be a medical transcriptionist. Also how long does it take to complete a legitimate online course and is it realistic to think i could get an at-home position to start. Thanks shawne

I am not sure how this system got that I am from "Brownstown, Indiana," but that is highly incorrect. I have worked in hospitals in a major metropolitan area.

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someone who knows in Brownstown, Indiana

86 months ago

someone who knows in Brownstown, Indiana said: WHY THE HELL DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST, IF YOU ARE A NURSE? You are in for a rude awakening. The general unspoken consensus is that medical transcriptionists are a bunch if idiot typists who don't know anything but how to type and can't even spell. That's the fact even though the the contrary is true. Be careful, because once you get into this unpleasant field with a bunch of hateful women, you will have a difficult time getting out. People will wonder what was wrong with your nursing skills that you are transcribing. Keep your nursing license up because once you finally are aware of all of this, it will be too late.

I am not sure how this system got that I am from "Brownstown, Indiana," but that is highly incorrect. I have worked in hospitals in a major metropolitan area.

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someone who knows in Brownstown, Indiana

86 months ago

someone who knows in Brownstown, Indiana said: God love ya Shyla Beach of Oviedo, Florida! Because you are a new mom looking to work from home to be with your kids, you are a prime target for the "transcription at home" bull. Think long and hard before you do this, because you WILL be taken for a ride. Make sure you realize that you are NOT going to make big money unless you want to work 12 hours days 7 days a week. AND, your pay will go up and down depending on how the company decides to connect you that day and what they give you to work on. I recommend getting into some other respectable field. Many mothers work away from home, get paid more money (even though they pay childcare) and are much better off financially and emotionally.

I am not sure how this system got that I am from "Brownstown, Indiana," but that is highly incorrect. I have worked in hospitals in a major metropolitan area.

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WOW in Jackson, Michigan

86 months ago

WOW, There really are some hateful and angry people here.

Someone who knows. Did you work WITH women? Because if you did that would be why you appear so psychotic here.

What about working from home? 17 years?

Why were you so rotten to the nurse? Do you know what it is like to be a nurse? Talk about working with hateful women.

Your "reputation" from being an MT wouldn't be what is keeping you out of the work force it is your psychotic behavior.

I just stumbled across this site to investigate business opportunities in MT. You have totally polluted this site with your anonymous psychotic behavior.

Unfortunately since you are the only one carrying on about this field this way I wonder if it is a personal problem for you and not typical of the the MT prospect.

If you want to get a message across about the field you should try not coming across like a lunatic. I get the feeling that these hateful women around you didn't care for your psychotic behavior so you came here to try to abuse people.

I would really like to know what your rational is about hating this field so much but I'm afraid you have no "rational" in you. You aren't getting any message across about the field here, the only message is that you are nuts.

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Rene in Leesburg, Florida

86 months ago

I am finishing up MT at pennfoster career school and should be done by the end of the month. I have been looking for jobs as a MT on mtjob.com and it seems like you have to have a year of experence or more to even get a job anywhere. How do I get a job at home? Do I need to work at the company first and then work at home? And how do I go about getting a job with only school behind me? Thank You and please no negative talk:) Thank You, Rene

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RK in Hyderabad, India

84 months ago

for 1000 characters its gonna be 15.38 lesser than 50, so it becomes 15 lines for your 1000 characters

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Connie M in Ionia, Michigan

83 months ago

Rene in Leesburg, Florida said: I am finishing up MT at pennfoster career school and should be done by the end of the month. I have been looking for jobs as a MT on mtjob.com and it seems like you have to have a year of experence or more to even get a job anywhere. How do I get a job at home? Do I need to work at the company first and then work at home? And how do I go about getting a job with only school behind me? Thank You and please no negative talk:) Thank You, Rene

If you find out how to get a job let me know because I just finished an MT course and can't seem to find anything.

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madaline in Cleveland, Ohio

83 months ago

I don't thing experience has anything to do with being a MT. It is the school you get your training from. M-Tech, Andrews, and Career Step are the schools that companies will hire from, with no other experience needed. These schools will waive the 2 years needed. A lot of these companies will hire as soon as you graduate--some do not even require you to test for them--as long as you come from one of these schools. Those of you who went to Penn Foster, you wasted you time and money. This school is not going to get you a MT job. I am a graduate from CS and received a job offer four days after graduating. It is possible. Good luck to you all!

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madaline in Cleveland, Ohio

83 months ago

madaline in Cleveland, Ohio said: I don't thing experience has anything to do with being a MT. It is the school you get your training from. M-Tech, Andrews, and Career Step are the schools that companies will hire from, with no other experience needed. These schools will waive the 2 years needed. A lot of these companies will hire as soon as you graduate--some do not even require you to test for them--as long as you come from one of these schools. Those of you who went to Penn Foster, you wasted you time and money. This school is not going to get you a MT job. I am a graduate from CS and received a job offer four days after graduating. It is possible. Good luck to you all!

Sorry for the incorrect spelling **think**

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Ranjeet Sharma in Tokyo, Japan

82 months ago

mtathome in Yorba Linda, California said: Personally, I would be furious if someone, from any country, undercut me and took my job. I'm careful not to offer my services at such a low rate that it undercuts other American MTs; that's what brings pay down for everyone.

Again, it's the companies that offshore that should take the blame, but emotionally it's very difficult to watch people from India looking to transcribe for doctors from Ohio, Michigan, New York...our cities, our doctors, our American patients.

Well I think more than 25% of American doctors are belongs to India. :) Check it..

It isn't that there aren't any doctors in India that need their reports transcribed....there are many, many doctors, hospitals, and clinics in India

There are lots of doctors in India but there is no concept of medical records here.. I think this concept is only in US..

Well ones again I don't know ABC of MT Jobs but just visiting this site and I saw ur post so replying to u.. :)

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The truth about MT in Bel Air, Maryland

82 months ago

I'm an MT. I've been one for several years. Here are a few facts. MT is one of the lowest paid professions (yes, it is a profession, not simply a job) out there. Literally, the average pay is only a few dollars above minimum wage. If you work for a company, realize that they are all about making money. You will have a line count you have to maintain. There is an excellent chance you will be required to work at least some of your shift on weekends. You will have to work at least several major holidays a year. If you work part time, you probably will get no benefits. Even if you work full time, if your line count drops for any reason (including low workload available) you will lose your benefits for that period of time. It is not unusual for major companies to pay somewhere between $0.08 to $0.09 a line. In fact, MT is one of the few professions where the average pay per line has decreased over the past 10 years! It used to be $0.12 or $0.13 per line. As far as voice editing goes, you will be compensated even less, somewhere in the range of $0.04 per line. MT is a production pay career. You are not paid hourly. Any time you are not typing, you are not making money. That includes researching correct terminology, deciphering foreign accents or (even worse) extremely poor grammar from American doctors, or even taking a bathroom break. Yes, there are people who make money at this, but there are a lot who only make 20,000 to 25,000 a year full time, and I guarantee you that they probably do quite a bit of overtime to reach that. For a profession that routinely requires 98% accuracy and above and an in-depth knowledge of medical science, that pay scale is a slap in the face. It is also pretty much a dead-end job with no advancement opportunities. If the children are small and you really need to stay at home and work, do it for a short time, but also explore other options for when they go to school. This is a profession burns lots of people out.

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enimary in Goffstown, New Hampshire

82 months ago

I agree 100%. When I retired, I worked with a friend out of her home office. I have a B.S. degree in Medical Technology, so I thought this is good getting back into the medical field after working in the airline industry for 23-years. I could not believe the laziness of the American doctors who wouldn't speak clearly. I just about mastered the foreign doctors as it was a matter of understanding the accent after a while. I let it go, because I seemingly was working a lot harder than I had done with the airlines for too little money and long, long hours. I would never suggest anyone do MT unless you have done it in the past and you are the business owner. I do believe most doctors are, however, going with the hospital department of MT.

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Trish in Towson, Maryland

81 months ago

I found your INDEED comments very interesting, especially since I am from the Towson area. I graduated Career Step a few months ago and I am OK with not making much until I get some experience, but I'm having a hard time finding someone who is willing to hire part time newbies. Comments?

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enimary in Manchester, New Hampshire

81 months ago

Trish in Towson, Maryland said: I found your INDEED comments very interesting, especially since I am from the Towson area. I graduated Career Step a few months ago and I am OK with not making much until I get some experience, but I'm having a hard time finding someone who is willing to hire part time newbies. Comments?

Sorry I really don't have any insight to that. I totally gave it up. You may want to call your local hospitals to see what their hiring practices are. When I discontinued, the local hospitals would hire you fulltime/partime. You would be given a code to dial into the center and you would take whatever was in the que. I absolutely loved I was able to get back into the medical field, but I just found that I was working 3X harder than I had with my airline job. $22/hour versus 7 cents a word and possibly taking a hour or more to get one case done just wasn't worth the time it took. Understanding the doctors was the key to getting things done in a timely manner AND as I mentioned before caused too many headaches because of accents etc.

Now I work from home with my own business. Good luck to you as I hope you find something soon.

Mary
workathomelivewell.com

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KIM E in Hampton, Virginia

81 months ago

pdsmith2002 in Woodridge, Illinois said: Many companies will only hire transcriptionists with experience. Schooling is one thing - actual work is another. Especially withthe "online classes" the employers - especially the work at home ones will want to see that not only can you transcribe, but they will also want references showing that you do your work and on time. They want to make sure that theis is your career and not a hobby.

There is a lot of banter and bashing out here - but I do know with this being the digital age, MT jobs are not what they used to be. Why hire somone totype when the technology is headed in the direction of voice recognition?

I AGREE, FAR AS VOIC RECOGNITION.

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KIM E in Hampton, Virginia

81 months ago

Robbye in Cedar Hill, Texas said: I know the feeling. I have been laid off 3 times as a medical transcriptionist. I've recently started working as a benefit specialist/recruiter from a company based out of Plano, Texas.

They are hiring. You can work from home PT/FT. No experience necessary, will train and offer daily pay with dental, vision, prescription and chiropractic benefits.

To check them out, visit:
www.freedomathometeam.com/rhoard

i went to the website, Is this a sales position?

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Robbye in Cedar Hill, Texas

81 months ago

KIM E in Hampton, Virginia said: i went to the website, Is this a sales position?

No Kim there is no selling. It is a business opportunity for you to start your own benefits company. Free training and websites and free benefits for you and your household.

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KIM E in Hampton, Virginia

81 months ago

THANKS, I'M INTERESTED. HOW MUCH MONEY TO I HAVE TO INVEST?

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KIM E in Hampton, Virginia

81 months ago

NO, I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT NATURE GAS, OTHER THAN, I HAVE TO PAY IT.

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Robbye in Cedar Hill, Texas

81 months ago

KIM E in Hampton, Virginia said: THANKS, I'M INTERESTED. HOW MUCH MONEY TO I HAVE TO INVEST?

Let's talk. My email address is rhoard@swbell.net and so is my Yahoo IM.

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Bosco in Orlando, Florida

81 months ago

Robbye in Cedar Hill, Texas said: Let's talk. My email address is rhoard@swbell.net and so is my Yahoo IM.

What a rippoff!!

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Bosco in Orlando, Florida

81 months ago

Hannie in North Carolina said: Hi I do have a business opportunity in electricity and natural gas but I am not sure your request was for me???? If so, you may call tonight depending on the time zone you are in for example 8 cenral or 9 eastern and you can just listen in and see what we are all about......712-338-82251#
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Zurvita is another ripoff!! You have to pay $329 to get started??

What a joke. I can't believe you people fall for this crap!! These companies are using you to get their products sold and they brainwash you into thinking it's some kind of job opportunity.

WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Bosco in Orlando, Florida

81 months ago

Zurvita is MULTI-LEVEL MARKETING!!! It's just like AMWAY. You purchase their products and then recruit others to do the same.

RUN AWAY!!!!!

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Bosco in Orlando, Florida

81 months ago

Displaced Legal Professional in Denver, Colorado said: How're you doing, Bosco? "Hannie," aka Patricia, has been shilling her schemes on Indeed on and off since the winter. Either she's stupid for getting involved with them or think others are stupid enough to fall for them. Thanks for pointing out this one.

Is Fay soaking you?

Hey Displaced - How are you? Yeah, this one is pretty funny though. You have to pay $329 to "join" and then $20 for a website. They expect you to be your own first customer and purchase products and then, of course, recruit your friends and family to do the same. It's amazing that people will fall into these scams thinking they are legit.

Anyway - yes, lots of rain and pretty heavy winds.

Take care!

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Angie in London, Ontario

81 months ago

Susan in Springfield, Illinois said: I completed a Medical Transcription course at college with a GPA of 3.85 and I can't seem to find a job for a newbie. I take pride in my work and would give 110%. I can work any time, any days.
Thank you.

You can easily start as a casual in the Medical Transcription Department of a hospital. This can often work into full time work for you. At least you will have the experience and can then easily apply for at home positions.

Good luck

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MBerberich in Newburgh, New York

80 months ago

Tonya in Burnsville, Minnesota said: I am a single mother of 3 and interested in starting a MT course soon. After reading the comments, I'm wondering if it is going to be a good 2nd job, or just a big waste of time.. seriously. $1000 for an online course is not chump change for me, is it worth it??? Thanks alot for your help.

I would not do it Tonya. I got into med trans when I was a 2nd year biology student in college and thought I might as well make some money off the terminology I was learning, which I did. However (back in the 80's and 90's, it was never more than $10.00 an hour. In the Northeastern U.S. they specifically did not want college grads but only high schools grads who could type as they didn't want to pay.) I just finished a 7 1/2 year job with a large medical group where I was a radiology transcriber. The pay was much better, however nowadays they are simply working their transcribers to death. When I was first hired it was 80-100 reports a day, by the end it was however many they threw at you, literally between 300 and 500 per day without thanks. No mistakes were allowed. Reports had to be 100% correct or they would not get paid by the insurance companies. We were not allowed to speak to our coworkers for the entire 8 hrs we worked. The company even refused to pay overtime, which is illegal and is now (so I hear) offering 12 cents a line for anyone who works over 40 hours a week. This reduces the person to an independent contractor while they are actually still an employee. My point is that in medicine nowadays with transcriber jobs there is alot of ripping off of employees going on and I certainly would not pay $1000 to get into the field. Alot of the jobs are either being shipped offshore, being outsourced to home workers but mostly (slowly but surely) the doctors are going to voice recognition systems. They don't like have to proofread themselves but it saves them alot of money in salaries and benefits.

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lj in O Fallon, Missouri

80 months ago

someone who knows in Brownstown, Indiana said: Good luck Kim in Springfield, Missouri. I recommend consider some other field. Medical transcription coursework actually means absolutely nothing in the real world no matter what they state on paper. I am formally trained and have 17 years experience even only with digital systems, etc. I refuse to work by the line, because I have seen and know how the system can be and is manipulated by speed, etc. It is a very abusive job and most all of the people that I have worked with are very hateful women, and if they aren't hateful at first they soon will be. I have been trying to get out of transcription for many years, because it is dead-end job. No one once to hire you for any other type of job no matter what you have done or what kind of education you have, because they either want to pigeon-hole you into that position or just plain think you are stupid. I will soon graduate from a Big Ten University with a degree in another field, and I am still having a time getting out of transcription because of the stereotyping that accompanies it. I may have a big break by volunteering in the field of my new degree; so, that may be my open door at this point.

Don't be persuaded by the hype. Please invest in yourself and your future and do something else.

If you hate it so much, why do you stay in it? Get a new career.

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Citygirl in Irving, Texas

76 months ago

Hi, I am interested in doing Medical Transcription course online, can anyone suggest a good university or college to do the course please. I want to know how long will it take to complete the course. Thanks

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dlaurie483 in Toledo, Ohio

74 months ago

I am currently taking a Medical Transcription course and I am having a really difficult time with the transcription. Are there any other jobs besides MT that I can get once I finish my course?

Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can get through the transcription part of the course without going crazy? I seem to be having trouble with commas and understanding some of the fast talking dictators that no matter how much you slow them down doesn't make any difference in trying to understand them. I have heard of run on sentences, but how about run on words or a better term would be mumbled words.

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dlaurie483 in Toledo, Ohio

74 months ago

Citygirl in Irving, Texas said: Hi, I am interested in doing Medical Transcription course online, can anyone suggest a good university or college to do the course please. I want to know how long will it take to complete the course. Thanks

Allied Medical School. I am going through them and they are great...even got a laptop with my course. They have a good resume program and even work with some staffing agencies.

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Escolast in Pune, India

74 months ago

Kathy in Springfield, Illinois said: I do not feel sorry for you at all!!! Now the India MT's understand what they did to us in the United States....What goes around comes around!!! India destroyed the job industry for us MT's in the USA!!!!!!!

Excuse me Kathy but it is you Americans yourselves who have outsourced the work out to India in order to make fast bucks. Look at the fingers pointing towards yourself before talking about India.

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Gerdielou in Seminole, Florida

73 months ago

I have to agree with you in part. I was in the Medical Transcription field for 15 years until I quit to have my daughter in 2003. I was able to move up and become an account coordinator and then a Manager for a major company, but I was very lucky. Once I had some experience under my belt I never had to worry about being employed during my entire transcription career. Sometimes I had two jobs to make ends meet or I had to change jobs because of the various reasons listed above but as I said I was never without work. It is a very laborious job and most companies do not treat their MTs as well as they should. However, if you really want to work at it, you can make a decent living. It is also a great job to have if you want to work at home. However, that in and of itself can be difficult if you are not disciplined enough. I am trying to get back into the business on a part-time basis now that my child is in school. My 5-1/2 years away is proving to be a hindrance. Good luck to all of you.

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ky gal in Palm Bay, Florida

72 months ago

shawne said: I am a nurse and was wondering if that would cut down on the courses required to be a medical transcriptionist. Also how long does it take to complete a legitimate online course and is it realistic to think i could get an at-home position to start. Thanks shawne

I have a friend who is working out of her home and has for sometime doing medical transcription work. She encouraged me to take online classes and I am doing so through Ashworth College. I also have experience in transcribing notes for court reporters and was wondering if anyone knows how I can also get back into this. Thanks. Libby

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ky gal in Palm Bay, Florida

72 months ago

I beg to differ with your comment about income. I have a friend who is making great money at doing this. It's all about who you find to work with. Plus, do not forget that you have a big tax writeoff by working out of your home. You can take a portion of your home -- i.e., one-fourth based on one of your rooms and also claim any other expenditures such as electric, computer, printer, paper, etc.

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MDK in Midland, Texas

67 months ago

I am still looking for my part-time, in-home transcription job. I retire from teaching in 5 years and am wanting to do this part-time. My graduation date from Midland College was August of this year. Hopefully, I can find someone that will higher me without experience so there isn't a big gap in graduation and work. Anyone have any great ideas?

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Melissa in Indianapolis, Indiana

67 months ago

madaline in Cleveland, Ohio said: I don't thing experience has anything to do with being a MT. It is the school you get your training from. M-Tech, Andrews, and Career Step are the schools that companies will hire from, with no other experience needed. These schools will waive the 2 years needed. A lot of these companies will hire as soon as you graduate--some do not even require you to test for them--as long as you come from one of these schools. Those of you who went to Penn Foster, you wasted you time and money. This school is not going to get you a MT job. I am a graduate from CS and received a job offer four days after graduating. It is possible. Good luck to you all!

HI! I, too, graduated from Career STep this past July. I, however, CANNOT find anyone even willing to interview me! Do you have any advice for me? I'm getting desperate!!! Thanks!

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