Medical Transcription is this a good stay at home job or just a waste of time and money?

Medical Transcription Is this a good stay at home job or just a waste of time and money? I have tried a few other stay at home jobs and it was a joke! . Is this job different?

Asked By: Joy W - 9/15/2009
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Well it's hard to say. It really kinda depends on the person. Any kind of at-home job requires a certain amount of discipline. It's a lot harder to work at home than most ppl think. Can you work and not surf the net? Can you discipline yourself to not only do the work but for the allotted time you're required to... More
Answered By: tracie w - 9/16/2009
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as a general rule: if the "stay at home" job requires you to spend any money of your own it is a bad idea.
Answered By: ynot - 9/15/2009
It will be a big joke if you're wanting to be able to immediately stay at home and make money. Generally, you will need to work at an actual company as a transcriptionist and build up your reputation, then you will be able to work from home and still bring in good income.
Answered By: spalmer - 9/15/2009
I know that most stay at home opportunities are scams that require you to spend money, or resell overprice products. That said, my girlfriend's mother works from home as a medical transcriptionist and manages to make enough to get by. She, however, has other income coming in, so I am not sure if she is making enough to... More
Answered By: Michael S - 9/15/2009
It is possible to find an at home job as a medical transcriptionist. Some companies hire MTs from home and others require that you work in the office and build your reputation and then you can work from home. I believe that MedQuist, Spheris and Amphion all hire MTs from home. I read that over 80% of MTs work from home... More
Answered By: Michelle - 9/16/2009
Medical transcription is one of the fastest-growing professions in the country today, notifies the U.S. Department of Labor. It is ranked #14 in the top 25 professions and is ranked as a #1 home based career. The continuous growing demand for medical transcriptionists is attributed to a growing and aging population... More
Answered By: transhealthcare - 9/17/2009
Medical transcription is a legitimate work-at-home opportunity but it isn't one you can just decide to do and get a job doing. It requires formal education at a school that is recognized in the industry as graduating students who are competent to at least begin training, and it requires training. The amount of money... More
Answered By: Julianne W - 9/18/2009
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