Entry Level Home-Based Medical Transcriptionist

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Shreky in Edam, Saskatchewan

70 months ago

I am just finishing a Medical Transcriptionist course through the internet with ICS Learn. I am hoping to work from home. I see lots of people asking the same question as I am now, but I am from Canada. Was wondering if any employers from Canada are looking for an entry level MT or if employers from the US are willing to hire someone from Canada (if it is possible for me to work for a company in the US)?

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Ntpaige in Morristown, Tennessee

58 months ago

If you guys are looking for a possible online company, I'd try AccuScribe. I did my online internship through them. They allowed my class to apply for a job there when we got through with clinicals so I'm sure they do some entry level hiring. I'm not sure how much work is available but I know that it will definitely get your foot through the door and I know some students have been hired. There site says 2 year minimum experience but I've known them to hire grads. They will ask you on employment papers how to spell AccuScribe and it's with a CAPITAL S! Don't forget to list all your experience. Be blessed and I hope we all find work!

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dillon in Wilmington, North Carolina

51 months ago

I just recently graduated from a medical transcription course in North Carolina, and I am looking for a job, or any way I can my foot in the door. If there are any suggestions I am all ears.

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Helen in Toronto, Ontario

49 months ago

I am currently enrolled in a Community College Medical Transcripton course. I think its better to go to a real school than a business or training school because you will be more recognized and the community colleges are accredited. Which means that no one can say I won't hire you because you don't have enough hours, or whatever. I like it, its good. I don't want to do this full time though, just a part time home business. I am worried that I won't find the work I want or will get turned away because I will be a new MT grad soon, but I am damn well going to apply at every single hospital that I can drive to in a reasonable time frame. I think the key to getting to the point where your working from home making tons of cash is to first work for someone else making mediocre cash. I am against agency work because they take most of the profit, but then again, when you need experience, almost anything will do. I am also thinking of hitting up my own doctor as well as any family physician or specialist in my area. I can see the potential to earn lots of money in this field and I also see a ton of work down the road. School is expensive, the textbooks are expensive, everything costs money. I am going to ensure this pays off. ICS is a crappy school. They are not an accredited institution and you are wasting your money. I know this because I took some course with them many years ago and I wasted $2000 because they are not accredited. No one will accept a diploma from there. You will get a job if you go to a real school, don't forget that. Almost all Colleges offer online courses. I am taking this program online. I do have to say that I am changing schools next semester and going with a school in the Toronto area. I used to be a recruiter, so HR people will always look at where you went to school. It matters. Good luck to all.

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bluemountainltw in Kunkletown,, Pennsylvania

49 months ago

Shreky in Edam, Saskatchewan said: I am just finishing a Medical Transcriptionist course through the internet with ICS Learn. I am hoping to work from home. I see lots of people asking the same question as I am now, but I am from Canada. Was wondering if any employers from Canada are looking for an entry level MT or if employers from the US are willing to hire someone from Canada (if it is possible for me to work for a company in the US)?

I also started the ICS transcription course and then heard not so great things about trying to get hired. The working from home has always appealed to me, and even more so now that I have 2 young children. (2 1/2 and 7 months) So I have recently started working with a company online-setting up customer accounts with a 25 yr. old BBB backed company. you can look at my website on my profile page for more info! This is working so much better for me, and I can work around my children!

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marycary in Winter Haven, Florida

43 months ago

try this website it lists a few companies from home www.worldwideworkathome.com/transcription.html

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jgillman in Miamisburg, Ohio

36 months ago

I am an experienced MT of 18 years. I would like to let you know that most national medical transcription companies will not hire inexperienced MTs.

There are 3 medical transcription programs that are recognized as in the national arena as the best training/education, and if you do not graduate from these schools, I doubt that you will get hired for an at-home position. You will need to get experience working outside first. These schools are Andrews, M-TEC, and Career Step.

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Jennifer in Toledo, Ohio

36 months ago

Please list some national medical transcription companies that will hire graduates from these schools. I took the Career Step course.

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Jen in Mississauga, Ontario

36 months ago

I am planning to take up MT course but i don't know which college or uni to enrol in? Please help? I am looking forward to working from home. Is Ashworth College good? Is their MT certification internationally recognized?

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Anna in Victoria, British Columbia

35 months ago

Hi all,

I have worked as a transcriptionist for two online companies, the hospital system, for clients (physicians) and as a sub-contractor. The online companies like to have at least two years experience. The hospitals would be easier if you just graduated. Clientele is hard to get unless you get lucky with word of mouth like I did. It's hard work to get ahead with it but don't give up. Apply for everything under the sun until you get somewhere.

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Tanya in Pierrefonds, Quebec

35 months ago

Jen, you should take the Canscribe course. It is an online course and very comprehensive. There are numerous MTSOs that specifically hire graduates of the Canscribe program. I have been working steadily since graduating 4 years ago, and in fact was hired within 3 days of graduation. It may be a little expensive, but within 2-3 months, I had earned back the cost of the course. It's also a very significant tax deduction as it's considered a full-time course.

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Sillabea in Malibu, California

34 months ago

jgillman in Miamisburg, Ohio said: I am an experienced MT of 18 years. I would like to let you know that most national medical transcription companies will not hire inexperienced MTs.

There are 3 medical transcription programs that are recognized as in the national arena as the best training/education, and if you do not graduate from these schools, I doubt that you will get hired for an at-home position. You will need to get experience working outside first. These schools are Andrews, M-TEC, and Career Step.

When you say we will need to work "outside" first, what exactly does that mean?

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patticlydesdale@hotmail.com in Coquitlam, British Columbia

31 months ago

danainjenks@Gmail.com in Tulsa, Oklahoma said: I took a course from Penn foster in Medical Transcription. I know absolutely nothing about how to start looking for at home employment. I am elderly and I really don't want the hassle of going out and working. I have done that most of my life and I would like to stay at home and work. Any suggestions? I am totally unexperienced.

Hi there:

I graduated last fall from ICS Canada (Penn Foster) and so far, can't get any work as a medical transcriptionist. I wanted to work from home and I graduated from the course with honors, but every position I've applied for here in Canada requires a minimum of 2 or 3 years of experience. How does one get experience without getting hired??? I was wondering if you've found work yet. I'm getting really depressed and considering getting back into admin/bookkeeping work outside of the home, even though I don't want to.

Hope you write back and let me know how you are doing work-wise.

Cheers,
Patti (Coquitlam, BC, Canada)

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Britbookworm in Calgary, Alberta

30 months ago

Hi there,
I am in Calgary and work full time. I want to take a MT course but the one at SAIT is in class and I need a distance one. Does anyone know of an accredited distance MT school that future employers would recognize?
Karen

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Rochellepreece in Olympia, Washington

29 months ago

jgillman in Miamisburg, Ohio said: I am an experienced MT of 18 years. I would like to let you know that most national medical transcription companies will not hire inexperienced MTs.

There are 3 medical transcription programs that are recognized as in the national arena as the best training/ education , and if you do not graduate from these schools, I doubt that you will get hired for an at-home position. You will need to get experience working outside first. These schools are Andrews, M-TEC, and Career Step.

I am so glad to hear you listed Career Step as one of the three companies! I am soon to graduate from Career Step and am excited to start working again. Thanks for that, it's encouraging.

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Linda in Ottawa, Ontario

28 months ago

Jen in Mississauga, Ontario said: I am planning to take up MT course but i don't know which college or uni to enrol in? Please help? I am looking forward to working from home. Is Ashworth College good? Is their MT certification internationally recognized?

Hi, Jen,
I'll be graduating from Ashworth College in the next week or so. I've really enjoyed their lessons. I found them to be very well put together and informative. To be honest, I also took the Career Step (known as CanScribe Career College in Canada)and did extremely well with the lessons (99%). After hundreds of practice transcriptions (not to mention 30+ years of transcribing experience), I have so far failed the final twice. I have one more chance to pass it. The transcriptions given on the final are so ridiculously difficult and distorted that it would be difficult for anyone to do well. You need an 85% for a simple pass, 90% for honours, and 95% for high honours. I received 79% and 82%, respectively, on the two attempts. I'm an excellent speller, and I'm very proficient grammatically. My typing speed is 98% w.p.m. with no errors. So, I have to wonder why I've had such a difficult time of it. Anyway, I'll make a third attempt at passing in a couple of weeks. If I don't succeed on that try, I'll still receive a Certificate of Completion, plus I'll have my Ashworth College diploma. What more can I do? I, like you, am in Canada, and I'm hoping that the Ashworth diploma will be recognized. Again, the Ashworth course material and its presentation in my mind are equally good. Good luck with your decision. I hope my input will be helpful to you.

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shopgirl63 in Brampton, Ontario

28 months ago

I feel badly for you taking this transcription course. All decent jobs are being outsourced to the big companies like Accentus. This means they pay their employees peanuts. The stuff you have to do sometimes is disheartening. It takes so much time when doctors do not enter the correct info or enough info in. That is something you do not get paid for. You will find you might get paid $1.00 or $1.00 a minute of DICTATION. Do you know that some doctors speak like speed readers and have an accent on top of that? These one minute reports can take you maybe 15 mintes...even a half an hour for really bad. Do you like to work for $1.00 an hour? It's probably more like $12.00 an hour in the end...but wow, going to college and taking this to earn $12.00 an hour? Seriously! More colleges need to alert students of this. Also when you train on voice software your pay drops to about $0.60 a dictated minute. Not pretty. I have been am MT for 5 years and my hospital (many of us work from home, which is lovely!!!) is now outsourcing to save money. The fat cats are paying themselves muchmore of course, but they are going to Acentus etc., and then eventually when contract is up we will have the option to go work for them. WOW...going from a respectful hospital job where we work hard and value our jobs and the prvacy of our patients to become outsourced workers making peanuts with no benefits. That means...soley based on production wages. We are sure to get carpal tunnel syndrome and now will not have benefits. These transcriptionists, I am not saying are not hard working etc., but did any of us put out money for college to make peanuts? It's a skill that very few have. When this is realized, the mess this will make, things will likely change...but for now it's bad news. People will stop paying for college to learn this skill and will change career choices. (pardon spelling errors on ipad and it always messes up).

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evelyn in East Providence, Rhode Island

27 months ago

Well, I don't know about the rest of the world, but here in RI medical transcriptionists are all but obsolete. Doctors here are using either voice recognition or a template program where they sort of fill in the blanks while in the room with the patient. Docs don't like it and patients don't like it, but because of the implementation of EMR, docs think they can't use transcriptionists. In one week I lost both my full time job AND my part time job for this reason and there are no transcription jobs out there because all the hospitals have gone electronic. I have 15 years of experience and can't find a job. I feel bad for people who have gone to school for this occupation because the schools around here still advertise, using the 'work at home' come on, but no one will hire you fresh out of school to work at home and secondly there aren't any jobs to be had anyway, so these schools continue to rake in the money to teach an occupation that is becoming obsolete.

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bruno10 in New Jersey

27 months ago

shopgirl63 in Brampton, Ontario said: I would strongly recommend anyone not to take this course. I have watched so much change in 5 years it's ridiculous. I'm dead serious. The other thing is many doctors are doing their own voice recognition work and only editing is needed....this also cuts down the demand. Our entire department is in chaos as we are woried about our jobs. You need to talk to a few seasoned transcriptionists before taking this course and see where you really will get jobs. Working for a hospital is best, not subcontracting. Regardless, the jobs are thinning right out because everyone wants to save money. Also coders are losing jobs as well as scanners. Soon there will be no middle class.........sad but true.

Thank you for the advice. One of my friends was thinking of applying for this course.

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Gabby in Kindersley, Saskatchewan

21 months ago

Right now I'm taking the course for Medical Transcriptionist at ICS Canada, I'm afraid that is not a very good choice, if this job is not required so much on the market anymore.
Do you know if the same can be said about Medical Administrative Assistant? I could ask the ICS for a transfer from medical transcription to medical administrative assistant if it agrees with it, But I've already paid two months at medical transcription and I’m afraid a transition will be hard to be made or not made at all this late in the process.
I apreciate every advice...

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evelyn in East Providence, Rhode Island

21 months ago

Better switch now. Because of doctors being mandated to go electronic, transcription jobs are dwindling. Yes, you can edit, but you need to be a transcriptionist for a while to know what the doc is talking about. Go into billing and coding, though once you graduate you'll find even those occupations hard to find a job in only because the market is saturated and they want you to have experience. Look into something along the line of the electronic medical record. You could work in a medical records unit with that. I've been a transcriptionist for 15 years and lost both my full time job and my part time job within a week of each other in July of 2012. I'm not alone.

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MJTJ in Sheridan, Wyoming

20 months ago

bluemountainltw in Kunkletown,, Pennsylvania said: I also started the ICS transcription course and then heard not so great things about trying to get hired. The working from home has always appealed to me, and even more so now that I have 2 young children . (2 1/2 and 7 months) So I have recently started working with a company online-setting up customer accounts with a 25 yr. old BBB backed company. you can look at my website on my profile page for more info! This is working so much better for me, and I can work around my children!

Is there any chance that you know of openings in the BBB backed company? Appreciate any help.

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58Walnut in Brantford, Ontario

19 months ago

Is it still that bad out there for MT's?? I know this is a small sampling, but I'm out of a job and thought I might do the online courses to be able to have this as a sideline at some point. I know there's a lot of outsourcing going on, but is it as reliable? And should I try CanScribe?? Any information you can add is appreciated.

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evelyn in East Providence, Rhode Island

19 months ago

Don't waste your time taking transcription courses. Doctors are being mandated to go electronic and transcriptionists are dropping like flies, me being one of them. I've been out of work since July. Transcription is a dead end even for those of use who have many years of experience. Do something else.

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Susan in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

19 months ago

Evelyn says it best. Do not waste your money going to school for transcription. It's all about voice recognition and doctors are now being forced to edit their own reports. And in rare cases of job openings, you absolutely will need experience. Have always worked for large hospitals and my advice would be to focus on coding. Those jobs seem plentiful and many of them are working remotely. Will be hard, like anything else, to get started but once you get that break you'll be on your way. There does seem to be longevity in that as well as billing.

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evelyn in East Providence, Rhode Island

19 months ago

Well, I don't know what it's like where you girls live, but I'm in Rhode Island and though coding would've been my choice, people who get out of school for that can't find jobs here either. The market is saturated with coders and billers. They only want people with experience, which is why, at 58, I'm not wasting my time going back to school for that. I will say that if anyone is still young enough where you'd have time to go through the schooling, especially somewhere where they could place you or at least give you a good internship, you have a good chance of succeeding and finding a job. I don't know how hard the course is, but I do know that with ICD-10, you have 100,000 codes to learn. It's a good paying occupation too and, like Susan said, a lot of them work from home. This is the way transcription used to be - somewhat lucrative, and we were always in demand. I feel like I've been put out to pasture. I've been out of work for nine months and there are NO transcription jobs here. None.

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christina57 in Calabasas, California

19 months ago

Thanks to all who answered me. You've helped make my decision. I'm truly sorry for all of us who are struggling to find work. Bless all of you as you try to work out your futures as well.

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evelyn in East Providence, Rhode Island

19 months ago

Thank you. I wish you well.

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Susan in Columbus, Mississippi

16 months ago

Has anyone used the GES program, and have you had luck finding work?

Thank you.

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Pamela In Silicon Valley in Campbell, California

13 months ago

I completed a course with US Career Institute this past June and I haven't been able to find work at all. The course advisors said to put together a portflio and distribute to at least 200 private offices to get started. I was so proud of myself for completing the program while working 50+ hours a week as a manager and caring for two children under the age of two, and I'm just so disappointed that I can't find work as an MT. The comments you guys have posted are not reassuing either. Every job I have seen posted wants minimum of 1 year acute care. Even the ones posted for recent grads aren't hiring me. This stinks!
Good luck to everyone!

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canadiandave in Victoria, British Columbia

13 months ago

I graduated from a MT program through Selkirk College here in Canada over a month ago and have not been able to find a job. I have tested for around four different online MT companies and have failed every test. Feeling pretty discouraged. I devoted a lot of time and money to graduate from the MT program that I took. I have spent all this time and energy on my training and I am forced to be starting a minimum wage job in retail next month.

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Islander in Sidney, British Columbia

12 months ago

canadiandave in Victoria, British Columbia said: I graduated from a MT program through Selkirk College here in Canada over a month ago and have not been able to find a job. I have tested for around four different online MT companies and have failed every test. Feeling pretty discouraged. I devoted a lot of time and money to graduate from the MT program that I took. I have spent all this time and energy on my training and I am forced to be starting a minimum wage job in retail next month.

Hello - I'm wondering if you might have time to give me some advice on the MT course. Have you found work yet? It was my understanding that there was lots of work in the MT field. Are the online MT company tests so terribly difficult? Do you know why you failed? I was thinking of taking the course through Selkirk or perhaps even CanScribe but it is pointless if there is no job at the end of it all. I'll appreciate any advice on Canadian or better yet BC based prospects.

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JessiThompson in Good Hope, Georgia

12 months ago

Hi-
I recently graduated with a Medical Language Specialist certificate in May. I have been looking for a job and had a lead and said they would train me as I go. They let me go after a week, because I didn't have any experience. The owner told me, she would help me and then her husband let me go because he thought I had over 30 years of experience, I am only 24 years old. I believe he got me confused with someone else. Not sure but it doesn't matter now. So I am not sure if I should go back to school or not and get a Billing and Coding certificate or go and do Phlebotomy. Still weighing my options and researching which one would be a better match for me. I would certainly try either or sooner than later I am sure. But I wasn't sure if anyone out there may have some type of information they could fork out for me or something to help me with my journey for a career. I would just like to get my foot in the door, and right now anything would be great! Thanks to all in advance! :) -Jessi

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miriam Lewis in Georgetown, South Carolina

6 months ago

I'm lost for words. I am almost at the end of my course of medical transcription and I'm hearing all this negative feedback.. I hope and pray that we have jobs in SC. Just the thought of me going through all this studying not to mention the tuition I paid is all for nothing makes me sick!

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evelyn in East Providence, Rhode Island

6 months ago

miriam Lewis in Georgetown, South Carolina said: I'm lost for words. I am almost at the end of my course of medical transcription and I'm hearing all this negative feedback.. I hope and pray that we have jobs in SC. Just the thought of me going through all this studying not to mention the tuition I paid is all for nothing makes me sick!

Due to the implementation of the electronic medical record, there are nowhere near as many jobs as there used to be and many trannies have been let go. I think it's awful that schools still advertise that you'll be able to get a good job, make lots of money, work at home, etc. just to get your tuition money when they know damn right well there are no jobs out there. The truth is that if there is a job, they'll hire someone with experience over a newbie. The good news is that doctors are getting fed up with doing their own notes, paying more attention to the computer than to the patient, or screwing around with a voice recognition system that spits out so many mistakes that they have to spend their family time editing, and many are going back to having a transcriptionist. My advice to you would be to apply to as many services as you can. If you have a service that's local, that would be best, as they may take you on to work in their office and train you. It's harder to train someone when they're not at the same location as their teacher. There are tons of services that have adapted to the EMR stuff and can accommodate any kind of system and lots of them are still in business. Keep trying. Good luck.

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miriam Lewis in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

6 months ago

Thanks I'm really going to need it

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jlynngambler in Reading, Pennsylvania

6 months ago

bluemountainltw in Kunkletown,, Pennsylvania said: I also started the ICS transcription course and then heard not so great things about trying to get hired. The working from home has always appealed to me, and even more so now that I have 2 young children . (2 1/2 and 7 months) So I have recently started working with a company online-setting up customer accounts with a 25 yr. old BBB backed company. you can look at my website on my profile page for more info! This is working so much better for me, and I can work around my children!

Hello. How are you? I am new to this site. I recently finished a medical terminology & medical transcription course as well. A lot of companies are now using voice recognition/digital, but I understand that some places still hire transcriptionists. The field is also evolving as well into Medical Transcription Editing. Are there any employers or companies that need someone? I do have some health issues & care for a parent with dementia, so I could also work from home if there isn't an office available. If anyone has any information, please let me know.

Also bluemountainltw in Kunkletown, best of luck & how did you go about finding BBB backed companies for this particular field? Have a good weekend :).

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bettymcbricker in Maple Ridge, British Columbia

1 month ago

If anybody is still reading these boards regarding medical transcription jobs, I just want to tell you my experience as an MT.

Yes, I am currently working as an MT at home (in Canada), but the pay is awful. I mean really really awful. A few years ago, I was working a union MT job, making union wages in a hospital pathology lab until I had a baby. Then after maternity leave was over, instead of taking the offer of my job back, I decided (not so wisely) to try working at home so I could stay home with my baby. WOW. I had no idea that the pay was this bad. There is NO WAY I could live anywhere but a homeless camp if my family had to rely on only my wages. The hours are super flexible and that is the ONLY reason I continue. I work evenings, usually about 6pm to 2am. Then up with the kid in the morning. My husband works day shift, so I work nights. The contract I signed looked decent because the pay for straight transcription is pretty good in my opinion. Trouble is, probably less than 10% of the work I get is straight transcription. I get almost all voice recognition and that pays peanuts. With all the ESL doctors and dictations that are nearly impossible to understand, suddenly the working wage drops down to just about nothing. Voice recognition is totally killing it. I am not going to quit soon, but as soon as my child goes to school, I am going to try very hard to find an in-hospital job, although probably not in transcription because most of the in-hospital transcription jobs are gone. My advice to anybody considering taking a transcription course is do ANYTHING else. I wish I had. I can't believe schools are still selling transcription courses.

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Shopgirl in Oshawa, Ontario

1 month ago

No kidding. These companies are making a killing too on us. The hospitals are paying big bucks. Getting paid $0.65 for editing and $1.15 for straight. Learning all the docs is painful. My dream (one lol) is that people stop this work because then the few who remain will be sought after. Sometimes I get reports with templates to fill in and the docs screw them up. End up not making anything. Sending too many to QA they actually detect money from you. So these doctors and accents cause us to lose money. I worked 4 hrs a day 10 days and got $300. Bhahahaha. Worst pay ever!

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AnnD in Stoney Creek, Ontario

1 month ago

I will be finished school for transcription in January 2015 through CanScribe...this makes me nervous now!

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Shopgirl in Oshawa, Ontario

1 month ago

The only job you will get with no experience is subcontracting. This pays ABSOLUTE PEANUTS. $.65 a dictated minute for voice recognition for example. The quality of dictators with accents is scary. Once a 2 min report took me an hour. Seriously. I want to save people. This field is going away...bye bye. Right now I am very lucky and have a very hard to come by hospital job where I work from home. Where I work will never hire again. All jobs outsourced. I am lucky...but it can and probably will, end.

To combat this fear I subcontract for extra money. I work part time and about 4 hrs a night all for about $600 a month!!!! Can you live on $1200 a month? Frightful. I'm doing it because if my job goes I have it for now at least. So upsetting.

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Shopgirl in Oshawa, Ontario

1 month ago

Pardon typos (on phone and eyes blurry)

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Shopgirl in Oshawa, Ontario

1 month ago

Schools will provide the course as it is $$ for them. Truly sad.

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Canuck10 in Edmonton, Alberta

1 month ago

I just stumbled upon this forum today. I wish I would have found it 2 months ago, before I forked out $4,400 for tuition for the Medical Transcription course. The registrars at the college assured me that MT's were more in demand than ever before, that I could work from home, set my own hours, make a great wage, etc. etc. After reading the posts in this forum, I realize now that I have made a huge mistake. I feel sick.

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Shopgirl in Oshawa, Ontario

1 month ago

You can get a job if you pass the online tests but so not worth it. I called our local college about 5 years ago and asked why they still offer it. They had no idea it was not a good paying job (person heading the department). She said they offer it because people want to take it. Yeah people want to take it because they offer it and say they can get jobs. Maybe if you took more office admin jobs you could get something in an MDs office. Most of the MDs use Dragon software now and do their own. :(.

The big transcription companies swooped in. They promise the hospitals they can get the work done on time and cheaper than their in house staff. Bammo! Then we transcriptionists end up working for them for peanuts and production is all that matters. The mistakes I see are atrocious. My fulltime job has overflow work go to Nuance (formerly Accentus). Wow the work is unbelievable. Just crap. Just a sign of the times....all that matters is the almighty dollar, not patient care. Another big company is Mmodal. They deduct money off your "peanuts" pay if you send too much to QA.

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Canuck10 in Edmonton, Alberta

1 month ago

AnnD in Stoney Creek, Ontario said: I will be finished school for transcription in January 2015 through CanScribe...this makes me nervous now!

I'm about 20% through the course and have now decided not to go any further. I will only get 50% of my tuition refunded to me, but it's better than continuing with something that there is obviously no future in. I have since come across other internet forums where the general opinion is the same about the MT field. Very disappointing, as I was finding the course quite challenging and interesting. I find it almost criminal that these schools can continue to falsely convince people that the opportunities and earnings in the MT field are "limitless".

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Shopgirl in Oshawa, Ontario

1 month ago

I agree with you. Schools are criminal. They are so behind in my part-time job but too cheap to pay anything worthwhile. Sad.

We public should make it known that quality is more important than quantity too. What a world we live in.

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bettymcbricker in Maple Ridge, British Columbia

1 month ago

Wait, it gets worse.... Shopgirl said that subcontracting pays ABSOLUTE PEANUTS at $0.65 a dictated minute for voice recognition. I am a subcontractor for Nuance/Accentus and I make 0.57 a dictated minute for voice recognition. So what is BELOW PEANUTS??? That's what I'm making.

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Shopgirl in Oshawa, Ontario

1 month ago

That is worse. Wow. Wish we could do something about it. How do they expect to keep quality transcriptionists? Go to MMODAL over Nuance. MODAL's software is better. I guess if we could stop people from taking the course and the could not get anyone they would pay more. Nuance is taking over. They took over control of so many hospitals. This is our grim future. I think I will quit Mmodal. I am not doing is any favours by working there. :(

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