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How dependable can the income of a medical transcriptionist be?

I'm looking into an online course that can help me become a medical transcriptionist in about 6 months. My husband and I wanted to know before we invest the time and money if it is even worth it! We have a little boy getting ready to start school and would like to have a job where I can make my own hours...work at home...pick him up...drop him off...actually talk to the teachers and be somewhat involved...we also hope to expand our family soon and thought this might be the way to go to keep our new baby from having to go to daycare. How much do these types of jobs usually make?...And how can I tell if the online course I choose is legit?

Asked By: dewyepoch1 - 7/25/2007
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It depends. I would not advise working "by the line", as you have to almost k***********f to make any money. Back when I started, we got paid about 17 cents a line. Now, it is about 7 cents a line and a line is counted as sixty five characters... More
Answered By: Sherri C - 7/25/2007
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You want to take the course from an accredited online school...check their accreditation... More
Answered By: hunnygril - 7/25/2007
 
This site has info on online courses and free courses as well that you can look at to see if this is an area you really want to get into. Go to the transcription section. I'm a transcriptionist, both medical and general and I'm self employed. I make a proper living out of this. I wouldn't work any other way, but I... More
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Answered By: vrtual_assistant - 7/25/2007
 
Penn Foster has this. Check out the site.
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Answered By: nicoleband0 - 7/26/2007
 
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