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Medical Transcriptionist Jobs and Other Transcription Jobs
Transcriptionist Jobs -Where?
Medical transcription jobs – finding one that allows you to work at home is almost like trying to find a unicorn.
My sister took one of those dictation or transcription classes from home back in 1994. She bought a dictaphone and trained at home in her spare time.
I don't think she ever worked doing any transcription though. Not sure if she just didn't pursue it, or there was just no work to be found. She lived out in California at the time, and was pregnant with her first child.
I decided to call her and ask her about the whole medical transcription business and “transcriptionist job” thing and why she never actually did it for a living.
After grilling her on the phone (she was pregnant with her 4th child this time and in the middle of building a house — so she didn't have a lot of free time to chit chat…), she explained that she very much enjoyed the classes she took at home and felt they were worthwhile, but she just couldn't fathom the thought of leaving her high paying job at a credit union to work part-time at home doing various transcriptionist jobs for a low wage.
Low wage?? What do you mean?? I thought transcriptionist jobs were HOT and that people were making gobs of money doing it from home. My sister said….”Maybe a few are – but I don't see a lot of people making an actual living doing it.” Now remember – this is my sister – she does not profess to be a medical transcriptionist jobs business guru of any sort. She took her classes back in 1994 – that's quite some time ago.
Of course, fast forward over 10 years and the internet/virtual world has changed so much. What hasn't changed, you'll still need training for a career in transcription. I don't think anyone gets hired without some type of training or experience. I have a great interview on my site with Janet Shaughnessy. Here story is pretty amazing. She started doing transcription out of necessity and now offers a class to help others. You can read my interview with Janet here.
As well – CareerStep is extremely popular and offers a medical transcription course. They also often offer a free laptop to students, a book discount or a discount on tuition. They've also got payment plans.
What about finding transcriptionist jobs after you're trained?
I used to not find so much in transcription when I searched for work at home job leads. But gosh, now — I'm finding job leads for transcription every day. And not just medical transcription and not just freelance work. I'm finding full time virtual transcription jobs for legal transcription, voice transcription and more.
Please see the transcription work at home directory on this page. I have companies listed that hire transcritptions and let them work from home. You can also check out the medical page I have that lists jobs like coding and billing.
Furthermore, I have a directory page of companies that hire for data entry, typing and clerical type work that can be done remotely as well.
But in order to see what kind of job leads I'm finding, you'll need to check out the work at home job board here at MoneyMakingMommy.com. Every day I post new leads and 9 times out of 10 there will be some type of transcription work.