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Home Based Medical Transcription: How to get started

Many years ago, I looked into home based medical transcription as a way to make an income from home. (When I told you, I've done it all, I wasn't kidding!)

While it was very interesting and seemed like a great opportunity, I couldn't afford it at the time simply because of the cost of the materials needed such as:




A safe (which was needed to safeguard private medical documents and be HIPAA compliant)

A computer dedicated only to the work that I would be completing as a medical transcriber

and


A foot pedal , (such as the one seen on the left, you can click on the picture to see it in more detail)

which is necessary to start, stop and rewind the audio transcription as you are listening to and transcribing the audio.

In the years since then, I have kicked myself, wishing I had been able to somehow make it happen, as I know many friends who have gone on to make a lot of money in medical transcription. But that's neither here nor there as I am where I should be at this point in my life! Amen!

Now on to medical transcription....

What kind of work is involved in medical transcription?


Home based medical transcription work involves listening to recordings made by doctors or other health professionals and transcribing them into written reports.

You would also need to be able to interpret medical abbreviations
and medical terminology in order to accurately portray patients' medical conditions and medical histories.


You will need to have training in the area of medical transcription which you can obtain at your local junior college or an accredited university.

Most companies that hire medical transcribers will
want to see that you have been trained in medical transcription and terminology. Most local community colleges will offer a one year certificate program or a 2-year associate degree program for
medical transcription.


Certification and Pay



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Becoming certified is not required to work in home based medical transcription but it may help you land a job more quickly. In order to become certified as a medical transcriber, you must complete an
accredited program.

When you find a school that suits you, you may need to purchase equipment as I eluded to above such as a foot pedal, headset and reference books (such as a medical dictionary)
to complete the course work.



Medical Transcribers typically make approximately $15-$16 per hour with a median annual pay of about $32,900 per year.

Most transcribers will start out working for hospitals, clinics or private doctors offices, although many may choose to work from home once provided the opportunity by their employer.


Below, I have listed companies that hire medical transcribers to work from home, most of these companies require experienced medical transcribers who have worked in a medical office or similar setting for at least two years..

if this is you, then check them out below!

Good Luck!




Becoming certified is not required to work in home based medical transcription but it may help you land a job more quickly. In order to become certified as a medical transcriber, you must complete an
accredited program.

When you find a school that suits you, you may need to purchase equipment as I eluded to above such as a foot pedal, headset and reference books (such as a medical dictionary)
to complete the course work.



Medical Transcribers typically make approximately $15-$16 per hour with a median annual pay of about $32,900 per year.

Most transcribers will start out working for hospitals, clinics or private doctors offices, although many may choose to work from home once provided the opportunity by their employer.


Below, I have listed companies that occasionally post home based medical transcription work, most of these companies require experienced medical transcribers who have worked in a medical office or similar setting for at least two years..

if this is you, then check them out below!

Good Luck!




AdvancedTranscription.com


Applied Medical Services


CPR Technologies


Fantastic Transcripts.com


Nuance Transcription Services


Mmodal.com


MT Jobs.com


NTI Central.org


Oracle Transcription Inc


Phoenix Med Com Inc.


Precyse.com


Professional Medical Services Inc


Scribecare.com


SpectraMedi.com


StenoMed, Inc.







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