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KIM E in Hampton, Virginia

74 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

74 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

74 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

74 months ago

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

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KIM E in Hampton, Virginia

74 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

74 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

74 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

74 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#
www.tdennis.zurvita.biz please get back with me if you are ready to get going. I can help you get $200.00 within 7 days and help you make at least $600.00 on more within 28 days!!!!!

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

74 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

74 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

73 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

73 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

73 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

69 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

67 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

67 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

67 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

66 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

64 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

64 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

59 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

59 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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Tankweti in Newburgh, New York

59 months ago

The reason you cannot find work is because most of it has been outsourced to India, Japan, etc. I have 25 years experience, with 8 years of it being in Radiology, and a bachelors degree in Biology. Our entire chart transcription department was outsourced locally. The work went to a local company who does transcription for many doctors and pays their typists something like a half a cent a line with no benefits. You have to do a huge volume of work even to get a small paycheck. The job that we had was a decent job with good wages, health benefits, pension, etc. But the company hired a new CEO who was specifically brought in there to downsize and that is what she did.

Let's face it, if work can be electronically transmitted to India and be typed overnight by a large typing pool, it can also be electronically transmitted back the next day before the doctor who dictated it ever gets into the office. This is something that would not happen in the U.S. where transcribers in any one office are limited due to relatively high salaries. Shipping the work out is cheaper and faster to get it done.

I have gone into a 4 year nursing program and am almost about to graduate. I have given up on transcribing as there simply are no jobs around anymore.

Good luck to you.

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MT in Kanpur, India

57 months ago

linda in Senegal said: lindamayor2005@yahoo.ca

80% of medical transcription is audio skills. You should be able to give >95% accuracy and do at least 1000 lines per shift in all specialties.

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MT in Kanpur, India

57 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!!!!!!!

Indian MTs did not destroy the job industry of MTs in USA but the latter's high cost of living and thereby higher demand of salaries/line @ of US MTs surely did. The cost of medical treatment in USA is exhorbitant to say the least.

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madhu in Bangalore, India

57 months ago

Well if you would have been really good in your profession, then definitely your country would have given you the job first!!!

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MDK in Midland, Texas

57 months ago

Where is the professionalism? Money is what comes first in all countries, then being the best. Why do you try to cut people that are only trying to work just as you are?

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amit in New Delhi, India

57 months ago

Hi Linda

This is amit. i will give u the desired accuracy with TAT time. i am into MT industry for more than 10 years. So, let us start the MT work. BYE FOR NOW. AMIT

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hannah in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania

57 months ago

I just got my certificate as an MT. Does anyone know any companies that will hire MTs at entry level? Thanks.

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husbandofwifewhoslookingatMT in Indianapolis, Indiana

57 months ago

Has anyone ever thought about dishing out the $1,500 for a voice recognition program for which you would QA instead of doing the MT manually? Just wondering. My wife has been working for a insurance company in medical review for over 10 years. The last few from home. She is faced with going back into the office and was considering other careers. MT was one. I'm a system engineer and would lean toward the technological side. To me someone who wanted to do this, it would be worth it to not only get your cert but also invest in a program to dictate to that is already 99% accurate. Any thoughts?

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Debbie in Mayville, Michigan

57 months ago

I've been looking for an MT job for over a year now with no success. I graduated with a high GPA and took a class on ESL accents. Still, no one will give me a chance. Not sure what to do from here. Any suggestions or help is greatly appreciated. Please email me at dkhubert@gmail.com

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Dorothy in Denison, Texas

57 months ago

Deanna Shulman in Windermere, British Columbia said: I am soon to start studying to become an MT and am wondering what a seasoned MT makes for an average wage nowadays?

Next to minimum wage. I've been a transcriptionist for 20 years, CMT for 10 years, and work my butt off at home to earn about $800 a week with a nationally known MT company. DO ANYTHING ELSE. Medical transcription DOES NOT PAY SQUAT!

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Hannah in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

57 months ago

This is to the woman who makes $800 a week working at home. Where I live...which is a really rural area...$800 a week would go extremely far for me and my new family. I started an MT course when I was 4 months pregnant thinking that I would have my career by the time my son was born. I thought that it would be a great start...me being a stay at home mom and working at the same time. And now my son is five months old and I still haven't gotten a reply from any of the companies that I sent my resume to. Can you please tell me what company you work for because I would LOVE to work for $800 a week. I think I'd get on the ground and thank God. I'm starting to think that I just wasted a load of money on a career that's putting me in a dead end. I really hope that's not the case. I hate feeling like a failure.

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Dorothy in Denison, Texas

57 months ago

The thing you're not understanding here is that I work about 60 hours a week, producing about 290 lines an hour!! That equates to $13 an hour - This is after 15 years as a CMT!! I'm not just out of school (at which time I was barely making minimum wage). I've been a licensed MT for over 15 years.

Also, I am positive that you cannot have a child at home and produce 2900, 65-character lines per day to earn that $800 a week. It just doesn't work that way.

I myself, at the age of 44, am going back to school this year to earn my nursing degree because working 240 hours a month to earn $3200 (minus health insurance, etc.) is not any kind of deal.

BTW, I had to pass a VERY rigorous transcription test in order to be able to work for this company. They do not hire transcriptionists with less than 3 years of acute care experience.

Good luck to you!

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Dorothy in Denison, Texas

57 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.

Do something else. There is no possible way that you would be able to produce enough transcription to be able to claim minimum wage as a stay-at-home mom trying to work too. I work 60 hours a week and produce almost 300 lines an hour and i barely make $13 an hour. This is after 15 years as a licensed CMT! This is not just something you pick up to do to earn money and be home with the kids. You're setting yourself up for failure. I also had FOUR YEARS of court reporting and medical transcription schooling (full-time) BEFORE I was able to get my first in-hospital job. I am only able to work at home because of my many years experience in the field and being a former transcription supervisor in a major hospital.

I don't mean to be a downer, but this is just not something that you take a few courses and go to work at home bringing in a good income while you take care of your kids. That is a complete lie told by MT training programs to get you to sign up. Don't fall for it.

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Dorothy in Denison, Texas

57 months ago

Connie M in Ionia, Michigan said: 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.

Connie - Gotta pay your dues honey, just like the rest of us. Try 3rd shift at a local hospital or perhaps a doctor's office. You may have gone to school, but you will be asking questions and making mistakes for a long time before you are able to be considered a MT that a company doesn't have to correct and look at everything you do.

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Dorothy in Denison, Texas

57 months ago

husbandofwifewhoslookingatMT in Indianapolis, Indiana said: Has anyone ever thought about dishing out the $1,500 for a voice recognition program for which you would QA instead of doing the MT manually? Just wondering. My wife has been working for a insurance company in medical review for over 10 years. The last few from home. She is faced with going back into the office and was considering other careers. MT was one. I'm a system engineer and would lean toward the technological side. To me someone who wanted to do this, it would be worth it to not only get your cert but also invest in a program to dictate to that is already 99% accurate. Any thoughts?

As a MT with over 15 years of experience, I can tell you that voice recognition is nowhere NEAR 99 accurate in the medical setting. I edit it all day long and at best, it's 40% accurate, which requires a LOT of time to correct. Editing from VR pays about 3 cents per 65-character line. MAYBE you can edit 150 lines an hour if you REALLY push hard. Trust me! that's about $4.50 an hour. Want to invest in VR?

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Hannah in Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania

57 months ago

I feel so stupid for even signing up to take that MT training program. What are us newbies supposed to do? I'm so frustrated. The hospitals and doctor's offices around here decided that they want to get rid of MTs and do everything digitally. So I can scratch off that. That would really only leave me to find a position through a company online. I won't give up, but this is most definitely not easy. I'd be grateful is someone hired me even part time.

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Dorothy in Denison, Texas

57 months ago

lj in O Fallon, Missouri said: If you hate it so much, why do you stay in it? Get a new career.

You are so right. I too have over 15 years as a medical transcriptionist, having graduated with a 4.0 from a four-year court reporting/medical transcription program in 1994. Even after all this time, in every possible position (at-home, in hospital, clinic, self-employed, etc.) I still barely make $14.00 an hour for nearly 300 lines per hour! I too am going back to school (at 44) to become a nurse. I wish someone had taken me aside and told me what was happening and how I shouldn't spend the money to go into medical transcription, but I felt it would be a good "fall-back" career after court reporting.

To all of you out there who are wanting to gt into the field, I would advise doing something else. IT IS a dead-end job. A decent living wage cannot be had transcribing - certainly by the line, which is how most companies want it now. You MIGHT be able to find a sympathetic physician who wants complete control of his transcription at any cost and will pay you pretty well to do it in-house, but I haven't seen one for YEARS!

My very best advice is to use your tuition money to learn something else. The idea that i keep seeing here about working "part-time" or "staying home with the kids" is laughable to those of us who have transcribed for years. That information is pure HYPE from the transcription schools - who get paid whether you ever find a job or not - regardless of what you get paid. Honestly, if you can afford to make LESS than minimum wage for several years while you gain experience, go for it. Otherwise, waiting tables pays better!

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Joanne in Bethel, Connecticut

57 months ago

I have been a transcriptionist for 17 years. It use to be so much fun picking up doctors' tapes, going home and typing and then dropping off the reports two days later. So much has changed because of new computer systems that offices and hospitals have started using. The electronic medical records has made offices turn to their own computer systems so doctors now enter the reports themselves. I see the end results and their typing is terrible but it is all about saving money. The at-home transcription companies that allow a person to work from home take such a cut of your wages that it may not seem worth it. BUT the plus side is that you don't need to spend money for ink, gas and when you want a vacation you don't have to scamble around to find someone to do your work. In my opinion it all evens out.

Hope everyone looking finds something eventually!!

I make $21.00 hour part-time (where there is one doctor with big fingers who can't type!!) and I make $18.00 at a local hospital that has an archaic system.

Joanne

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Vanessa in Caldwell, Idaho

57 months ago

I wondered about the new computer systems that offices and hospitals have started using. My own doctor just inputs everything into the computer while examining me and that becomes a part of my medical history. I am getting ready to start school to be a MT. Should I get an associates degree? Would that make a difference rather than a certificate program which takes less time? I need a job from home as I live too far from civilization to make it worth while. Also have been an owner of my own businesses for so many years that the idea of being at home and working is so tempting. Another question I had is do you have to type 70wpm when starting out? Does the school you attend make a difference? Any answers would be very much appreciated.

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melissaam12 in Indianapolis, Indiana

57 months ago

any advice on how to get someone to give you a job? I graduated from Career Step and cant even get an interview!!!!!

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Dorothy in Denison, Texas

57 months ago

I was very lucky in that I graduated from a local well-known court reporting school that also offered a medical transcription program, which allowed me to use my steno machine to transcribe medical dictation at about 300 wpm. Of course, I had to buy my own program, which was about $5000. So, I was really in need of getting a paycheck coming in. My father-in-law was a doctor (chief of staff), so I was fortunate to get an interview at his hospital. Even so, the woman who ran medical records didn't want to give me a chance. However, she pretty much had to and I went to work for something like $7.50 an hour (in 1994). It took me about a year to prove my worth because even though I was extremely fast, I still had to "pay my dues" so to speak, to learn what was expected of me in the real world - and also because there's SO much more to learn outside of school. Pretty much everything you do has to be rechecked and fixed up by a superior before it can be forwarded to the chart. A lot of companies don't want to have to pay two people to do one job (transcriptionist and someone to check everything). I sure would go local by trying to make inroads with hospitals and clinics. Even so, prepare yourself for more than a year of making about minimum wage before you will actually be ale to do better. I know you don't believe me based on what your MT school promised you, but I went to school for five years full-time and transcribed at about 300 wpm and I still made very little money for a long time before I could be trusted alone to do the job. Best of luck!

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Dorothy in Denison, Texas

57 months ago

Whether you type 70 wpm is irrelevant. You will be spending SO much time looking stuff up that you don't understand. What school you go to is also pretty much irrelevant as nobody will care. I'm telling you this because I have over $80,000 in school loans from court reporting and medical transcription school. You will be learning 75% of what you need to know to do the job ON THE JOB! That said, I seriously doubt you will be working from home anytime soon whether you go to school or not. It takes a LONG TIME (years) to be able to gain the knowledge to be able to work unsupervised at home as a MT. This constantly comes up and the only thing I can think of is that the MT programs are putting it out there that it's a great work-at-home opportunity. It really doesn't matter that you have other business experience because YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WORK UNSUPERVISED for quite some time. That's the learning curve. I work at home because I have transcribed in every setting for 15 years, including as transcription supervisor in a major hospital.

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Heather Jo in Logan, Utah

57 months ago

I have been a transcriptionist for 7 years and I'm here to say, I make a lot of money, enough to put myself and my husband through school with no loans and I'm only 23. I started at home, worked in a hospital for a few years during college, and I'm now back at home. I don't know what is wrong with the people who say they have done it several years or more and only make a little more than minimum wage. I make between 25 and 30 an hour and I've worked for several different companies and never had problems with work being bottlenecked. I can make as much money as I let myself. Work is out there, you just get what you put into it.

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justcurious in Chickamauga, Georgia

57 months ago

Heather Jo in Logan, Utah said: I have been a transcriptionist for 7 years and I'm here to say, I make a lot of money, enough to put myself and my husband through school with no loans and I'm only 23. I started at home, worked in a hospital for a few years during college, and I'm now back at home. I don't know what is wrong with the people who say they have done it several years or more and only make a little more than minimum wage. I make between 25 and 30 an hour and I've worked for several different companies and never had problems with work being bottlenecked. I can make as much money as I let myself. Work is out there, you just get what you put into it.

Could you tell me who you work for. I know there is money out there to be made, and I don't make too bad, but don't make too good either. I have been wanting to see if I could actually find someone willing to pay more.

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Msnider in Catron, Missouri

57 months ago

Heather Jo in Logan, Utah said: I have been a transcriptionist for 7 years and I'm here to say, I make a lot of money, enough to put myself and my husband through school with no loans and I'm only 23. I started at home, worked in a hospital for a few years during college, and I'm now back at home. I don't know what is wrong with the people who say they have done it several years or more and only make a little more than minimum wage. I make between 25 and 30 an hour and I've worked for several different companies and never had problems with work being bottlenecked. I can make as much money as I let myself. Work is out there, you just get what you put into it.

Could you tell me what I could do next? I got my medical terminology cert. and have trying to find out how and what to do next. Seems no one will answer my emails or they want me to pay them something for the information. I would greatly appreciate anything you could tell me.

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Hannah in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania

57 months ago

I also would like to know who you work for. I'm also 23 years old and I really would like to be in your position making a lot of money as an MT. There are a lot of replies that are basically telling me that I wasted my time taking the medical transcription course...its almost as if theyre laughing at all the new people, telling us that we have to pay our dues. I don't know if I'm looking in the wrong places, but I sure would love to get started in this career. I'm getting really discouraged here.

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justcurious in Chickamauga, Georgia

57 months ago

Hannah in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania said: I also would like to know who you work for. I'm also 23 years old and I really would like to be in your position making a lot of money as an MT. There are a lot of replies that are basically telling me that I wasted my time taking the medical transcription course...its almost as if theyre laughing at all the new people, telling us that we have to pay our dues. I don't know if I'm looking in the wrong places, but I sure would love to get started in this career. I'm getting really discouraged here.
Try putting a resume on Career Builder, companies look for transcriptionist on there

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Heather Jo in Logan, Utah

57 months ago

I started working as an independent contractor for a local company my mom works for when I was 17. I then moved out and went to college, and got a job at the hospital there, where I quickly increased my knowledge and skills and became a trainer and got on their QA team. I then moved back home to get married last year and got a job with an outsourcing company called OSi. I would highly recommend going local first, and be willing to put in some time on site. Call the hospitals/clinics in your area and ask their medical records department who does their transcription and whether they outsource or not. If its in house transcription, you can get in a lot easier their, because they can help you through that initial learning curve that can be difficult at home alone. Better yet, if you can do what I did (my mom being a transcriptionist) get with someone who is a transcriptionist and is willing to work by your side. The company they work for will be more likely to hire you if you come with someone willing to train you. It is hard field to break into for sure, but it absolutely can be done and once you're in, you'll never have trouble finding a job again.

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