Finding your first transcription job can feel like a scary endeavor. First there are many decisions you need to make.
Will you work from home? Will you work in an office or hospital? Will you work for yourself or for a transcription company? Are your
skills sharp enough to work on your own or will you need help?
Although there is a strong need for transcriptionists who work
in a clinic or hospital, medical transcription is one of the leading work-at-home careers. Many men and women find the flexibility
of working at home desirable, allowing them to stay home with their kids and attend to the needs of their family.
from home you will probably be self-employed, which means paying self-employment tax. You will also need to furnish your own
computer, foot pedal, reference materials and all of your own software. You will find reference help in our Research section,
by using our custom search engines, and links to web pages that have the information you will need to look up medical terms, medications,
abbreviations, and more.
When deciding what kind of a medical transcription career you will have, you may find some of these