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Medical Transcription - Career, Home Business Or Both?


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One of the great things about a career in medical transcription is that almost anyone can set up an office to
handle the duties of a medical transcriptionist or a medical transcription service. Even the office
requirements are fairly generic, meaning this has the potential for a home-based business.


A computer and Internet connection are probably your biggest needs for medical transcription, though
technology has truly come a long way in this field. More than ever, there a...



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One of the great things about a career in medical transcription is that almost anyone can set up an office to
handle the duties of a medical transcriptionist or a medical transcription service. Even the office
requirements are fairly generic, meaning this has the potential for a home-based business.


A computer and Internet connection are probably your biggest needs for medical transcription, though
technology has truly come a long way in this field. More than ever, there are products that can help you
along this path, making your work easier and aiding in your speed and accuracy.


If you know little about medical transcriptions, you may have the idea that a doctor or other health care
professional records information on a tape recorder and the medical transcriptionist simply writes whatever
is recorded. Digital recordings have greatly aided the medical transcription industry. No longer is there a
need to deal with scratchy tapes and poor sound quality.


The industry is also making it easy to make dictation easy for your clients. You don't even have to have the
physical recording device used by the health care professionals in your hand. There are several options for
telephone recording. You can set up a recorder especially designed for medical transcription on your own
telephone line and have your clients call in their dictations. These systems are secure and easy to use for
both you and the client. And once you have the dictations onto your personal recording machine, you can
choose what to do with the information. You can route it to another destination (your computer dictation
software, for example) or transcribe directly from the recorder.
Many of the recorders come with easy controls so that you can start, stop, pause, fast forward or replay
segments of the recording using your feet or voice. This leaves your hands free to do their typing.


There are also several types of software available that will help you do your job more efficiently. It won't
take long to figure out that Microsoft and other typing programs aren't ideal for medical transcription. The
terms and proper names - including drug names - are not likely to be recognized. Mistakes are also likely to
fall through the failings of those systems. Using the programs especially designed for the medical
transcription industry will allow you to more accurately evaluate your work.


With the technology and training available, you can see that it's a fairly simple matter to become involved in
this industry. Many people even do so from the comfort of their own homes. However, this isn't the home
business for the busy parent who wants to work a few hours during their toddler's daily naptime. Most
deadlines associated with medical transcription are fairly tight and there's no room for error.


There's no doubt that medical transcription isn't for everyone, but it is an important part of the health care
industry and one that provides a good living for those who choose to pursue this particular aspect.




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