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Medical Transcription !!

What Really IS Medical Transcription?

Very simply, medical transcription is the transcribing (typing) of doctor's reports from dictated audio files.  Each time a physician or other medical provider sees a patient, a record is kept -- the medical record.  

Insurance companies have now made typed notes mandatory, which means the need for medical transcription has nearly tripled in the last decade.  Add to that the baby boomers who are reaching their senior years, and you have a wonderful career opportunity and a bigger demand than there is supply for the correctly trained personnel to transcribe these records.  



What is even better is that with the invention of the Internet and encrypted e-mail, local transcription services can help doctors' offices and hospitals all around the country, and even around the world.  The best news is that they hire qualified individuals who work from their home to do this work for them.  

What does this mean for the work at home transcriptionist?  Quite a lot.  First, the work at home transcriptionist can forget about early morning traffic, or rush hour traffic on the way home.  They no longer have to put up with corporate America and can usually set their own hours for working.  Babysitters are a thing of the past when mothers are home to greet their children after school.  And tensions are eased when the paychecks are equal to (and many times more than!) the income she used to bring home.

But it's not all peaches and cream!  There are a number of factors that go into making this dream a reality.  Most importantly is the training you receive.  Do you go with the quick course that will have you working in only three months?  Or do you choose the longer course that takes a year to finish?  

From experience we've learned what works and what doesn't.  And what doesn't work is a cheap course such as those found in ads in the back of magazines.  The programs may look glamorous, but essentials are lacking -- essentials that may mean the difference between your success and your failure.