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Amy in Herrick, Illinois

56 months ago

Dorothy in Denison, Texas said: 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!

$800 a week would be awesome!!! I use to travel 40 minutes away and only bring home $600 every 2 weeks. I would not complain about that type of income.

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bn7283@*****.*** in New Britain, Connecticut

56 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

Being a nurse helps you with medical terms. However, that's not all you need to know to be a transcriptionist. You need to have speed and correctness.

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bn7283@*****.*** in New Britain, Connecticut

56 months ago

Dorothy in Denison, Texas said:

I disagree with you....I was an MT for 15 years, retired 3 years ago, I was making 15 cents a line. I made some darn good money just working part time. Actually, I'm thinking of going back into it, I'm getting bored at home.

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CipherD in Charlotte, North Carolina

55 months ago

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

Uh, excuse me but you misspelled "Grammar!"

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Leslie in Ellicott City, Maryland

55 months ago

CipherD in Charlotte, North Carolina said: Uh, excuse me but you misspelled "Grammar!"

LOL! The post you answered was made over four years ago. It is unlikely that the guilty party will return at this late date. Sadly, she will probably not have the opportunity to experience the full force of your outrage.

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clc in Hobart, Indiana

55 months ago

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

can you spell grammar?

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Educated in Canton, Ohio

54 months ago

I'm studying from home since I got too sick to finish college. I was diagnosed with Crohns and have been in a flare for 12 months and I still haven't been able to work a normal job yet after getting fired because of my crohns last year. I've taken 5 years of college in the med field including, terminology, pharmacology, psychology, you name it. I'm close to getting an associate degree if I can ever go back on full financial aid. I'm studying from home and in a few months I will apply for many MT jobs not just one like many people do. I will work from home and make more money than I have serving food or working in data entry. People say the pay sucks but it doesn't! I don't have kids so this is money to just support myself yayyy! I can't wait to get some at home jobs before Christmas! This is going to be great! I've never known why people complain about this career....and I know medical transcriptionists who are happy!!! :)

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Bhawa in Shiliguri, India

54 months ago

Sorry for this dear Friend.

We also do this job because of responsibilities upon our shoulder as you all have but we never do it with an intention of taking away your job.

You say there are lots of opportunities for MTs there but here we don't have any job which pay us as good as this field do though compared to your's it's too low but we manage with it. Having worked in this field for seven years, I personally have come to a point where I can't just switch over to any other field. My seven years went on this field thinking it would do good to me but now I realize today that had I not been involved in this profession, I definitely would have done something better which would have given me more exposure and financial stability.

I agree there are doctors, hospitals, clinics, etc here in India but here they don't keep records as they do in US. Our health system has not reached that stage where doctors need to keep daily reports. Out of 100% rarely 1% to 2% does that.

We also don't feel working with rates that are many halves of what the actual rates are but we don't have option here.

After reading your post, I felt bad for those who might have lost job because of me. I can only say sorry to him/her, "I AM SO SORRY."

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boosh1976 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin

53 months ago

They "know how cheap it is to outsource?" Wow, are you selling us short in that statement right there. If we all banded together and demanded to be paid for the WORK we do, they wouldn't have a choice. They may come to the table with quotes, but the companies accepting these rationed pay scales don't have to fold!

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... in Los Angeles, California

52 months ago

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

...grammar.

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diana in Albion, Michigan

52 months ago

SO, what is the verdict? I am newly divorced and need to find a career to support myself at 55....should I go to transcription school or find something else? I really need to work from home....any suggestions? THANK YOU

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diana in Albion, Michigan

52 months ago

So..is it worth going to school for or not? I am in my 50's and need a good job soon that can be done from home....any suggestions on what to do, what career possibly if not MT to make a decent living at? preferable from home?

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justwalkinby in Cincinnati, Ohio

52 months ago

No, go into medical coding. Transcription is being phased out. Coding will probably disappear in 15-20 years, but you will be retired by that time.

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MTandCoder in Salt Lake City, Utah

51 months ago

TJ in New York, New York said: For those Americans determined to learn medical transcription for a work at home job:

The only way IN is through the school you attend. You must attend one of the top online MT schools because if you graduate from one of them, the employers will hire you because the employers trust their training programs. Here they are:

M-Tec and Andrews (TOP schools; both have a very active placement program; if you do well in their course and graduate you should get a position)

Career Step (next best school but kind of a distant third; can't say anything about placement; but supposedly it is possible to get a work at home job right off the bat from Career Step also)

If you are an American and go to any other school for medical transcription, even a "live" campus school, do not expect to get hired, period.

This is true. I went to Andrews and had no problem finding a job as an MT. I was paid hourly for 6 months while I worked on my production but my accuracy was never a problem. I went to work right out of school for a well-respected MTSO on an acute care account. After about 10 months at that job I went to work as an IC and made a fairly good salary (greater than $20 an hour before taxes but as an IC you pay 100% of your taxes). For many reasons, I transitioned to a job working with data management and then to in-patient coding. MT was good for me as a stepping stone during a time that I had several young children at home and working outside of the home would not have been cost effective. For me, it was a stepping stone and not a long-term career. It is surprisingly hard work that isolates you and the harder the work (ESL dictators, highly specialized reports, etc) often the lower the pay because of production rates. I would recommend it only in certain circumstances.

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MTandCoder in Salt Lake City, Utah

51 months ago

justwalkinby in Cincinnati, Ohio said: No, go into medical coding. Transcription is being phased out. Coding will probably disappear in 15-20 years, but you will be retired by that time.

This is totally inaccurate. I would advise anyone researching this to go to the AHIMA website or your local chapter of AHIMA. The jury is out on what is happening with transcription but coding is not being phased out. There is no data to back up a statement that coding will be done away with in the next 20 years. The implementation of computer assisted coding is years away from being global and will require coders to oversee accuracy. Please don't base your career decisions of a random person on the internet. Thoroughly research this topic. You can do that through AHIMA, your local hospital HIM department, Advance for HIM, and numerous other sources. Remember that here you have no idea who you're talking to.

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MTandCoder in Salt Lake City, Utah

51 months ago

diana in Albion, Michigan said: So..is it worth going to school for or not? I am in my 50's and need a good job soon that can be done from home....any suggestions on what to do, what career possibly if not MT to make a decent living at? preferable from home?

If your posts are a good example of your current level of English grammar, I would stay away from transcription. Transcription school, at least a good one, will require extensive training in grammar and you'll have to have a decent grasp going in. Transcription work requires an ability to memorize, interpret and apply guidelines that can be complex in addition to an excellent knowledge of medical terminology and a basic knowledge of anatomy and pathophysiology. If you're looking for a fast career with minimal education, I would look elsewhere. While the training is not terribly long (6 months to 2 years) the on-the-job training is quite extensive and MTs often start out making minimum wage or less while they learn to be produce. MTs are paid on production and low wages in the early days just goes with the territory. With the emergence of the EHR, I'd also advise having a strong willingess to learn technology that will enhance medical records in the coming years. I would advise Andrews or M-Tec for school and of the two I would suggest M-Tec. They are known currently to be more ahead of the game with teaching the technology aspect. Best of luck in your decision!

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TY in Puyallup, Washington

50 months ago

I AM A GRADUATE STUDENT FROM EVEREST COLLEGE MAJORING IN MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT FIELD, I AM NOW WORKING AS A FULL TIME EMPLOYEE FOR A FAMILY PRACTICE CLINIC FOR 13 MTHS. I NEED HELP FINDING A JOB AT HOME AS A MEDICAL TRANSCRIPT. PLS. CALL ME BACK.

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Glenn in Ellicott City, Maryland

50 months ago

What do you mean by "graduate student?" That generally means a person with a 4-year degree in a professional-track field who is studying for a Master's degree or PhD.

The job you appear to be looking for is medical transcriptionIST, not transcript.

Have you searched for work on mtjobs.com?

Please turn off your caps lock. Posting in all caps is considered shouting.

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christina in San Antonio, Texas

40 months ago

I am sorry but I am also a nurse and want the #### out of nursing, its not always about the money, its about having security and liking the job you do. here in texas we are saturated with nurses, too many and not enough jobs! no shortage here. we have tons of nursing schools and every 5 months new grads are coming out hungry! sorry but I hate wiping #### and wondering what happened to my CNA! I want a job that is secured and the goal is to work from home, I am not saying give up the nursing lic but even with a BSN which is BS nurse nothing comes knockling on my door just because of it. I get the same response "all though your resume is empressive, we have decided to pursue other canadates" what the ####!!! I have been out of a job for over a year now with nursing... so tell me, why not get out of it??? what else can a out of work nurse do? I am still paying for that student loan....what a waste of money and time.. really dont want to go back to school and fork over more money for another career that just might be satuated too! just like coding! too many and not enough jobs or they want you to have 2 to 5 years expereince first, just doing coding, they dont care about nursing! too different things. any comment?

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MoQSwan in Minnetonka, Minnesota

33 months ago

I guess I am one of the lucky ones. I taught myself to type at age 7 and have absolutely LOVED typing ever since. Since 1989 I have been working as both a medical transcriptionist and a legal secretary (legal secretary being my main, full-time career with transcription work being done at home). The reason I count myself as fortunate is because my part-time employer has indeed provided me the opportunity to earn a decent supplemental income; even at .0710 cents per 65-character line I earn, with my typing speed, I earn on average $19.00 an hour. For freelance work, I charge 12 to 14 cents per 65-character line and the most I've earned per hour this way is $47.00 (for independent vocational or medical examination reports). You just have to find the right company and make a commitment to working hard and staying focused and dedicated. I agree that the success rate is probably less than 30% but there's no reason YOU can't be in that 30%.

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MoQSwan in Minnetonka, Minnesota

33 months ago

MoQSwan in Minnetonka, Minnesota said: I guess I am one of the lucky ones. I taught myself to type at age 7 and have absolutely LOVED typing ever since. Since 1989 I have been working as both a medical transcriptionist and a legal secretary (legal secretary being my main, full-time career with transcription work being done at home). The reason I count myself as fortunate is because my part-time employer has indeed provided me the opportunity to earn a decent supplemental income; even at .0710 cents per 65-character line I earn, with my typing speed, I earn on average $19.00 an hour. For freelance work, I charge 12 to 14 cents per 65-character line and the most I've earned per hour this way is $47.00 (for independent vocational or medical examination reports). You just have to find the right company and make a commitment to working hard and staying focused and dedicated. I agree that the success rate is probably less than 30% but there's no reason YOU can't be in that 30%.

How ironic that I would have typing errors! It's been a long day. Anyway, I did not want to take credibility away from my comments so I'm acknowledging the atrocious mistakes I made. I also wanted to add that I certainly have had to struggle through my share of challenging audio quality but when all is said and done the smooth dictation balances out with the poor dictation. ;)

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leonor in Daytona Beach, Florida

26 months ago

Dorothy in Denison, Texas said:

I want to explore options because I am sad that I am getting ready to work for a company at 3 cents a line to edit for oncology. My daughter is already in 2nd year of high school. This is a skill I would rather not lose, but the pay is way low. thanks, Leonor

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Rahul in Syracuse, New York

24 months ago

i have seen many of sites which provide this medical transcription jobs.. one of them is this one.. Please look the one below
www.spectramedi.com/medical-transcription-services-jobopening.htm

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kuldeep in Vadodara, India

11 months ago

bn7283@sbcglobal.net in New Britain, Connecticut said: I disagree with you....I was an MT for 15 years, retired 3 years ago, I was making 15 cents a line. I made some darn good money just working part time. Actually, I'm thinking of going back into it, I'm getting bored at home.

Hello sir, I will be highly obliged if you can pass on some work to me.

thnx

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danielle in Florida

8 months ago

bn7283@sbcglobal.net in New Britain, Connecticut said: I disagree with you....I was an MT for 15 years, retired 3 years ago, I was making 15 cents a line. I made some darn good money just working part time. Actually, I'm thinking of going back into it, I'm getting bored at home.

What company were you working for? Dginnever@tampabay.rr.com

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Mdelgado84 in Bridgeport, Connecticut

5 months ago

bn7283@*****.*** in New Britain, Connecticut said: I disagree with you....I was an MT for 15 years, retired 3 years ago, I was making 15 cents a line. I made some darn good money just working part time. Actually, I'm thinking of going back into it, I'm getting bored at home.

Hello, I would like to persue a medical transcription job at home.. Great comment. I currently have a degree in Health care Administration and worked at a medical environment front desk for about 10 years. Any suggestions where to start? I would appreciate it, I get bored too!!! -thanks!!!

Mdelgadojobs@gmail.com (my email)

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