Medical Transcription. The good, bad, and the ugly?

I'm presently an RN and want to make a little money from home. I plan to go through one of those online schools but with so many, it's hard to know where to plonk my money down. I've heard that Andrews and MedTech are good but they're also very pricey. Just wondering what others' experiences have been and if they can recommend a good school and a good employer to earn a decent wage. And again, I'm not looking to earn big money, just something to do on the side that will put my nursing degree to good use when I'm not at the bedside. I don't want to leave my house, as I have a little one at home. Thanks.

Asked By: newly preg - 3/10/2009
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I work from home as a Medical Transcriptionist. I've been doing it for a while now. It can be a difficult job and it's not for everyone, but I love it... More
Answered By: momof3mt - 3/11/2009
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You could try being a medical transcriptionist... My mom does it at home and she earns about $600-$1000 You have to have medical and typing skills... I'm not really sure about it... search it..
Answered By: Nichole D - 3/10/2009
I work in Medical Records and I know that Transcriptionist where I work don't do the radiology reports any more, they are done using voice recognition. My advice would be to not invest in a career in that since they are coming out with this new software. Sorry.
Answered By: Jane D - 3/10/2009
If I had your professional credentials, my choice would be to perform life insurance physicals at the office of the applicant. There are high quality insurance companies who need to have the applicant interviewed and the only clinical work is urine sample. I guess that is to screen for drugs? But, you seem to have... More
Answered By: thomas p - 3/10/2009
I am taking online classes through Ashworth College. I am doing Medical Transcription, Medical Claims and Billing, Medical and Dental Assistant. It is the cheapest school I have found yet. I really like the school. Doing medical transcription you can work at home through a doctor or you can have your own business and... More
Answered By: TTC baby #3 - 3/11/2009
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