Saturday, August 29, 2015

How To Become A Transcriptionist?

How do you become a transcriptionist? People are asking me this question often.

When looking into becoming a transcriptionist, people are getting conflicting answers regarding the requirements to becoming a transcriptionist. Also, when talking about transcription work, many people have only heard about medical transcription. Make sure that you understand the difference between medical transcription, legal transcription, general & business transcriptinon. They have different requirements.

Some sites mention that you just have to be proficient at grammar and spelling to get a transcription job. Some sites say you only have to be slightly knowledgeable of medical terms for medical transcribing jobs. That’s an understatement and depends on the type of transcription work you're interested in. Other sites are telling you that you can get all your medical transcription training done in about 4 months.

So, that is the truth?

First, you have to realize that there are many industries that can provide you with transcription work from home. Different companies, industries and clients have different transcription requirements. Different transcription schools provide different length and quality of training.

For all types of transcription, you need to have excellent English, grammar and typing skills, be able to listen what is being said and understand and transcribe or type those words.

Medical transcription requires training.

Medical transcription does not give you immediate work at home. Medical transcriptionists have to be familiar with medical terminology and procedures.  Medical transcription requires extensive training and knowledge of medical terminology and most employers will require that you’ve worked at least two years in a medical office before allowing you to work from home.  It is almost impossible to get a medical transcription job from home if you're a new medical transcriptionist. Either you'll need to have two years of experience in medical transcription or have worked in the medical field (like being a nurse). Some classes may replace the transcription experience requirements.

If interested in becoming a medical transcriptionist, check out the online training at Careeer Step. It's one of the best online training to learn how to become a medical transcriptionist.

Legal transcription requires specialized training as well.

General transcription is the quickest, easiest type of transcription to start with.  

You don’t need any specialized training for general transcription and business transcription.  You can learn general transcription yourself by practicing.  If you need to increase your typing speed and accuracy, you can take online typing tutorials.

You can get started with general transcription immediately. General transcription is typing or transcribing any kind of dictation that is not medical or legal. You can transcribe interviews, meetings, telephone conversations, seminars, voicemail messages, memos, letters a variety of documents and more.

If you’re open to any kind of transcription work instead of medical transcription only, and want to get a transcription  job that you can work at home, and set your own hours, then you have several options for transcription jobs from home. Which kind of transcription work is right for you depends on your preference and the amount of transcription training you want to get.

You can get more information on how to become a general transcriptionist and get transcription work from home at http://generaltranscriptionworkfromhome.com/

If you want to become a medical transcriptionist, check the online training from CareerStep.

13 comments:

Chad said...

One of the biggest things to look for in medical transcription training is whether or not the program is AHDI approved. As a side note, no program should take you less than 6 months.

robin said...

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medical transcribers said...

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madywatson said...

A very useful and informative blog. Thanx for providing and sharing this information with us.

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Medical transcription is a great industry and being a good medical transcriptionist adds tremendous value to the medical field. This industry is in great evolution and will continue to change.

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Mike Reyes said...

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Ardo Trux said...

In addition to the above suggestions, it is important to have some good software.

ExpressScribe by NCH or Medword 2.25 from shortype.com are both fair options. The first one accepts a foot pedal arrangement, although I think the second one is slightly cheaper.

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Vikas Dhama said...

Thanks for sharing the information.

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