Medical TranscriptionistMedical Transcription is one of the few careers that is absolutely recession proof. The population is not only growing, but we’re aging, and with aging comes the need for medical care. Regardless of what the economy is doing, medical care is not something we can simply budget out, however unfortunate that may be.

A Medical Transcriptionist, also known as an MT, is an allied health professional responsible for typing or transcribing medical records dictated by a doctor, either written or verbal, into a legible format that can then be filed into a patient’s permanent medical records.

One of the biggest advantages of becoming a Medical Transcriptionist is the ability to work from home. It is a family friendly career. Now, I suppose you’re wondering how does one become a Medical Transcriptionist. Well, it’s not an overnight thing. Medical Transcriptionists are highly trained in grammar and the English language, medical terminology and physiology, some anatomy, and are expected to have some typing skills. A Medical Transcriptionist on average types at the speed of 70 wpm. If you’re curious how fast you can type, visit www.Powertyping.com , for a free typing test.

The completion of a two year associate’s degree or a one year certificate program seems to be the standard for most MT’s. You can find training either through College study, or online courses. College study can end up costing you a pretty penny, not to mention most College’s will expect you to also complete your generals. Online courses can be less expensive, as well as less time consuming, however, you must be able to keep yourself on track while studying at home. Also, keep in mind, a certificate is not required to be an MT, it just helps you get your foot in the door. So beware of anyone selling Medical Transcription Certifications, unless they are offering it at the end of a legitimate online course study.

How much do Medical Transcriptionist’s make? Well, that all depends on experience, and how fast you can type. The average earnings for an MT is anywhere between $16.00 to $24.00 per hour. As your typing skills progress, so will your earnings.

For those of you considering an MT profession, I have provided a few links to help you get started.

Inside Medical Transcription – Discover the real truth about what it is like to be a professional transcriptionist – and what the course makers do not want you to know!

Transcription Crash Course – Your fast track to starting a general transcription business from home today without a lot of expense. One of the fastest and easiest ways to make money online is to offer a service that other people need and charge a premium rate for doing it well.

Medical Transcription At Home– Become A Medical Transcriptionist Employee From Home.Say Goodbye To Your Boss – Work At Home! – EBook(R) Reveals Step By Step How To Own A Profitable Medical Transcription Business At Home!

Medical Billing Home Business Bible 2011 – The most truthful 20 step guide on starting a work from home medical billing career and home based medical billing business. This 108 page home business bible has 2 printable contracts, phone script, setup checklist, marketing flyer’s and much more.

Medical Coding Certification Preparation Videos – Medical Coders make on average $7k more per year when they are certified. These videos are jam packed with all a candidate needs to know to pass the national 5.5 hour Certified Professional Coder exam (cpc Exam). By Laureen Jandroep,CPC, Sr. Instructor.

Ask The MT.com – The Web’s #1 Medical Transcription Resource

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