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ansicute@hotmail.com in Kochi, India

53 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions. I am looking for some MT school in India where I can get this type of training.

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Transcriptionist in Columbus in Columbus, Georgia

53 months ago

Jennifer in Birmingham, Alabama said: I have medical transcription experience and I am actively looking for a medical transcription position. I have 6+ years experience but I myself am having very little luck finding a job after the company I worked for went bankrupt. If anyone is needing an exp. MT please contact me. Rapidmt@gmail.com. Thanks. Jennifer

ANY LUCK JENNIFER. I AM IN THE SAME BOAT JUST WANTED TO KNOW WHAT U CAN UP W/

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Jennifer in Mesa, Arizona

49 months ago

I am currently at Penn Foster in the medical transcription program. After reading this I'm not sure if I should waste any more time with it. Does anyone know of a transcription company that hires graduates?

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kbo545 in Cleveland, Ohio

49 months ago

Crystal Gillett in Phillips, Wisconsin said: Hi. I am a recent graduate from Northcentral Technical College in the Medical Transcription Program. I am very interested in working from home.Any information on where I could go would be great.

go to bbbonline.org and click that you want to look up a business,and type in medical transcription business and names of businesses registered with the bbb will show up.

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kbo545 in Cleveland, Ohio

49 months ago

willzhen in Austin, Texas said: I just finished the medical transcriptionist course and have a good grades on it. Can you help me find a work at home job? I've been searching for one but everybody needs with 2 to 3 years experience. Is there anybody there can help me with work-at-home? I still don't have any experience.

go to bbbonline.org and type in medical transcription businesses these companies are registered with the bbb.

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kbo545 in Cleveland, Ohio

49 months ago

Jennifer in Mesa, Arizona said: I am currently at Penn Foster in the medical transcription program. After reading this I'm not sure if I should waste any more time with it. Does anyone know of a transcription company that hires graduates?

go to the bbbonline.org and you will get info on medical trans businesses.

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kbo545 in Cleveland, Ohio

49 months ago

Jennifer in Mesa, Arizona said: I am currently at Penn Foster in the medical transcription program. After reading this I'm not sure if I should waste any more time with it. Does anyone know of a transcription company that hires graduates?

go to bbbonline.org and type in med trans businesses and you will get info on these different bussinesses for medical transcriptions.

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kbo545 in Cleveland, Ohio

49 months ago

MT from Iowa in Tipton, Iowa said: I'm wondering just exactly was included in the Medworkshops tuition costs. It looks like the "proofreading" class was extra? And if you wanted a medical dictionary, another $355? Something smells fishy here. Is it SUM training? What about BOS? Who hires the graduates? Can you name legit companies?

Students from Andrews have all coursework included, and that includes a full-size medical dictionary, reference books (that can be used in the real world on the job). We didn't need to have a school "get us a job" after completing the course----companies came to Andrews looking for new grads. Make sure any school you choose has the reputation that can help open doors and get you that first job. Employers do know who has a good training program and who doesn't.

I went to Andrews and certainly didn't need an " internship ." I started in acute care ---regular pay for doing regular work. No "beginning wage" or paying to someone to "let me work."

Check out MTChat.com to see what working transcriptionists think of some of these "schools."

go to bbbonline.org and you will get info and they will have a phone number to talk with a specialist. a medical dictionary should run you approx:30-50 dollars. Tabers is the top of the line. go to tabers.com and get prices.

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kbo545 in Cleveland, Ohio

49 months ago

willzhen in Austin, Texas said: I just finished the medical transcriptionist course and have a good grades on it. Can you help me find a work at home job? I've been searching for one but everybody needs with 2 to 3 years experience. Is there anybody there can help me with work-at-home? I still don't have any experience.

go to bbbonline and type in medical transcriptions businesses

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kbo545 in Cleveland, Ohio

49 months ago

deenek in Barre, Vermont said: I don't have any problems with the course through At Hom Professions, however I am concerned about the amount it costs and not being able to find any work to re-coup the money it const. I have yet to find anyplace that will hire with less than 2 years experience. As you have taken and finished the course how much help did you recieve from them in finding work? Are you currently doing medical transcription? I truly want to do this, but am a bit nervious.

go to bbbonline.org and type in medical transcriptions businesses and get the info you need

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UnemployedMT in Omaha, Nebraska

49 months ago

I went to school HIGHLY interested in transcription. I love transcribing & learned it very quickly. I had a passion for making sure my reports were as error free as possible. After struggling to get a 3-month internship during college, then struggling to find someone to hire an unexperienced MT, I finally found a job that lasted about 4 months. Currently, I am unemployed & have been for over a year because I can't find any transcription company/hospital/clinic that will hire anyone without years of experience. How can one GET experience unless someone is willing to GIVE experience?

I have come to the conclusion that MT is not what I thought it was, and after hours & hours of reading through forums, talking to other transcriptionists & calling around to many facilities- transcription is going downhill.

My advise is to trudge forward at your own risk. You'd be better off doing something else. In my opinion & personal experiences- my schooling was a waste of time & money.

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blinda49@aol.com in Columbus, Georgia

48 months ago

I have been a medical transcriptioninst for 13 years, doing it from home, working for several different surgical practices locally. Unfortunately all have gone to EMR (electronic medical records) and gradually phased me out. I am currently unemployed, with all of this experience, love doing medical transcription and cannot find work locally. I do not want to go nationwide, working for another company that pays 8 cents a line, mandating a certain number of lines per day or a certain number of hours. I feel sorry for students who take all these high priced medical transcription courses and then are not able to find work. I have much empathy for all of them and wish there was a network out there that could help us in our quest for employment. GOOD LUCK to all the new medical transcriptionists with their degrees. I loved doing medical transcription and just wish I had employment!!!

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MT1660 in Cartersville, Georgia

48 months ago

willzhen in Austin, Texas said: I just finished the medical transcriptionist course and have a good grades on it. Can you help me find a work at home job? I've been searching for one but everybody needs with 2 to 3 years experience. Is there anybody there can help me with work-at-home? I still don't have any experience.

try www. focusinfomatics. com

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Melody Joseph in Greenville, Mississippi

42 months ago

I thank all who have helped me and have now felt like MT/MA was a waste of my time so, I am now attending Walden University in Communication online work. I hope to land a work from home job there. I am going for a BS in Communication Work Online. I love the courses and is still a stay at home mom. I do gift baskets from home, working on a jewerly business, and fashion designer until I can finish my degree and work from home or become the CEO of my own Publishing Company.

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dmlmystic in Round Lake, Illinois

41 months ago

I took the Medical Transcription course at the College of Lake County in Illinois and so far, I have not be able to find anyone who will give a new graduate a chance. I'm beginning to think I wasted my money.

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Susan in Cartersville, Georgia

41 months ago

Try Nuance.com They are willing to give new MT graduates a chance. They did me almost 3 years ago now and I still work for them. I was right out of my transcription course when they hired me.

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John in Cookeville, Tennessee

41 months ago

Send me your specifics and I will see if I have something I can ease you in on.....thanks

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John in Cookeville, Tennessee

40 months ago

Email me and we can talk further about putting you to work.
john@digitalscript.biz

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Fallon McPherson in Little Rock, Arkansas

40 months ago

John in Cookeville, Tennessee said: Email me and we can talk further about putting you to work.
john@digitalscript.biz

Hi John my name is Fallon McPherson and I tried to email you a few times but it just won't send. I have not graduated yet, but I am currently takin medical transcription classes at a technical college. I want to start a career in medical transcription and was wondering if there is a possibility you could help me out. Thank you so much for your consideration.

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Antonio Satarriano in Dayton, Ohio

39 months ago

For all medical transcriptionist who have been outsourced, you simply just need to stop working for these companies until they come back with a pay scale suitable to your expertise. Think about it, no medical records would get processed and no reimbursement services would be available. Without you, they would be nothing. No history and physicals would be done for surgical patients and physicians would be totally stopped from doing their procedures. No information would be processed. Unite and become organized, such as a union until you are paid what you are worth. It is that simple. Speech recognition does not work and they know it and that is why they are paying minimal pay for you to use your knowledge and ability to clean up their mess.

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Antonio Satarriano in Dayton, Ohio

39 months ago

Oh, one more observation I just noticed, on this particular page it says self-paced home study for $60,000/year. That is a pipe dream. You would have to stay glued to your chair, and have six arms, and 12 ears. There is just no way for that to be true. This work of medical/surgical/heart catheterizations, cadaveric liver transplants, foreign speaking physicians who never spell their names, or any other names of professional members of the community, which leaves you with the work of trying to find this information, which takes away from you making money, because you are paid by the line, minute, etc. and if you don't reach your quoto, they you are criticized and penalized, and forget QA trying to help you -- they don't care because they have quotas, too. All the companies want is turn-around time so they don't take a hit by the contract they signed. In other words, there is no way you will make anywhere near $60,000 a year. You might make 15 or 20,000 if you are able to remain in your chair and not be interrupted for 8 hours. No be stupid. They want you to say in your chair, not go to the bathroom, eat or do anything but hit that keyboard. Even laws prevent you from not being given proper breaks to avoid injury to your spine, wrists, etc. But the industry doesn't care because you are at home doing this work practically free from any liability on the employer's part. Just stop working for these people and see how quick their attitude changes. They are become millionaires while you cannot even pay your internet bill to do their work.

Antonio

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Antonio Satarriano in Dayton, Ohio

39 months ago

And for you QA people, thanks for noting my errors on the above message, but I stopped caring a long time ago. Antonio

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Antonio Satarriano in Dayton, Ohio

39 months ago

StephanieH in Oxford, Michigan said: I am going to start a class for Medical transcription, and I was wondering what kind of foot pedal is best and also where I could purchase one. Thank you so much.

Infinity foot pedals.

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ccei in Puyallup, Washington

39 months ago

I was curious if you were still working for TNI. I've been reading all sorts of things about them online and was wondering if you could tell me a little about your experience. I'm thinking of training with Med Workshops and am trying to gain a little insight into the school and the internship program.

Thanks so much for your help!!

leann4mk in Kent, Washington said: I chose Med Workshops because they are local and I was able to research and vet them. I know women who went through the school and are still employed with they're partner, TNI Transcription Network. They have an A+ rating with the BBB and the CEO, April, has been our states Business Woman of the Year twice.
I received all my books, medical dictionary, e-library, foot pedal and software. The books are the same ones used by the best schools. The course includes SUM training. The course is intense and I hope I make
it! The internship is included and is part of the course. TNI hires all of the graduates from Med Workshops. You do not have to accept the job, but most do. It's a great way to get your two years of experience. They only hire newbies from Med Workshops and Andrews. Med Workshops only takes as many students as they will have employment for.

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cindyoh in Dayton, Ohio

38 months ago

Antonio S, just curious, can you say what company you transcribe(d) for? Are you still transcribing? I do agree with your comments for the most part, been transcribing 35 years, the last 15 at home, have been with my current company (located in PA) for 2 years now. It's been a downhill slide for sure financially but still hanging in there. I'm in Kettering, OH. Anyway, take care.

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Pinpin in Livingston, Montana

34 months ago

Antonio Satarriano in Dayton, Ohio said: Oh, one more observation I just noticed, on this particular page it says self-paced home study for $60,000/year. That is a pipe dream. You would have to stay glued to your chair, and have six arms, and 12 ears. There is just no way for that to be true. This work of medical/surgical/heart catheterizations, cadaveric liver transplants, foreign speaking physicians who never spell their names, or any other names of professional members of the community, which leaves you with the work of trying to find this information, which takes away from you making money, because you are paid by the line, minute, etc. and if you don't reach your quoto, they you are criticized and penalized, and forget QA trying to help you -- they don't care because they have quotas, too. All the companies want is turn-around time so they don't take a hit by the contract they signed. In other words, there is no way you will make anywhere near $60,000 a year. You might make 15 or 20,000 if you are able to remain in your chair and not be interrupted for 8 hours. No be stupid. They want you to say in your chair, not go to the bathroom, eat or do anything but hit that keyboard. Even laws prevent you from not being given proper breaks to avoid injury to your spine, wrists, etc. But the industry doesn't care because you are at home doing this work practically free from any liability on the employer's part. Just stop working for these people and see how quick their attitude changes. They are become millionaires while you cannot even pay your internet bill to do their work.

Antonio

IT is so true. Finding doctors' names and infos are really time consuming not even mention if those sentences make sense in the documents.

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Ursula in Nampa, Idaho

34 months ago

Hello,
I am doing an online course to be a Med Tran at US Career Institute. It's a good school, i'm almost done with the course. I started in Mar 2011 and have a year from that date to finish. I like that because you can take your time. The assignments aren't rushed.

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shelleybelly in Memphis, Tennessee

27 months ago

Could you please tell me how your school/educational experience was with Career Step? Sorry know your comments on this board was a few years ago, but just found this site..... : ) Thank you so very much!

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cindyoh in Dayton, Ohio

27 months ago

Antonio, what company(s) did you work for or try out as a transcriptionist? I've done this job 36 years now and have always made at least $28 to 32,000 a year, both in-house years back, now for 15 years from home and continue to do around $30,000. That's working full time and some mandatory OT these past 3 years, always doing second shift hours. I'm one of the still lucky ones, I know that, with an old-school straight typing account (no VR, I hated that stuff and would not do it again). What with systems like EPIC that the hospitals are paying so much for, what will probably happen is that now many smaller outfits are advertising for medical transcriptists again until they're forced to have to comply. I just know I'm going to stay with this company till they lay me off. But again, I strongly encourage any newbies here to be looking for another career.

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sheena in Bartlett, Nebraska

27 months ago

John in Cookeville, Tennessee said: Email me and we can talk further about putting you to work.
john@digitalscript.biz

Are you currently looking for help? I am new to the field and looking for an opportunity to gain some experience.

Sheena

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Brandie Brewer in Clinton, Tennessee

27 months ago

OK...so I will be going through the enrollment process once I choose a college. I want to work from home, period. I can type 80+ wpm, so I was thinking medical transcription. I have already been through college once and graduated in 2006 with AAS for radiologic technology, so I'm already an x-ray tech, but I can't find a job doing that here in the Knoxville area, so I have let my license expire. I can't use it anyway unless I'm willing to move, which I'm not. So you're saying that I wouldn't be able to find a job in medical transcription either? I don't want to waste my time going through school again and then not be able to find a job. What about billing and coding? I could do one or both if it would help. I need some direction and feedback here. Someone who can help me, PLEASE help me figure out what to do without wasting my time again!

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Brandie Brewer in Clinton, Tennessee

27 months ago

I am needing some direction. I already have my AAS for Radiologic Technology, but I have let my license expire because there are no xray jobs around, and people attending school for that are wasting their time. I want to work from home more than anything in the world. I have started looking into going back to school online for medical transcription or billing/coding or both. I just don't want to waste my time like I did before and have a degree that I can't even use. I want to do transcription or billing and coding from home. Does anyone know if there are jobs open for either of these that are work-from-home positions? Any advice or direction would be greatly appreciated.

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Barbara in New Tazewell, Tennessee

27 months ago

Billing and Coding is one and the same. I have a Medical Coding and Health Information Technician Diploma as well as a Medical Administrative Assistant Diploma from Tennessee Technology Center. Let's just blame it on this recession or whatever folks want to call it. No one is hiring. At least not where I live anyway.

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cindyoh in Dayton, Ohio

27 months ago

Brandie, PLEASE do a lot of reading about being a medical transcriber these days so you save yourself time and energy and money. Go to the MT Stars forum and read for yourself. This used to be a good profession but thanks to the new systems coming into the hospitals like EPIC, transcription jobs are disappearing overnight once those systems are implemented. I've been doing this 36 years. I'm still hoping to ride what I do into retirement as I think there will be some jobs left here and there but again, thanks to technology, they just don't need us like in the old days. The most I ever made doing this was $32,000 a year, and that's with OT almost weekly and on the second shift. Many claim they've made up to $40,000 to $60,000 in the past; can't imagine how. Good luck to you.

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pooltablegranny@aol.com in Madison, Tennessee

24 months ago

Jami in Hickory, North Carolina said: I am looking into going back to school for medical Transcription...what schools would anyone recommend. I have looked into At Home Professions and the local communtiy college . Why would one be better than the other?
Thanks.

Medical transcription is a dying profession...I know this firsthand because I've transcribed for almost 20 years and now am without a job because of electronic medical records taking over.

Learning electronic medical records is your best best now.

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