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How To Become A Work From Home Medical Transcriptionist (In Less Than A Year!)

Transcription is a popular way to earn a living from home. In fact, it was the very first work from home job I landed! Granted, I didn’t set out to become a paid typist. But it was still a welcome way to earn a living from the comfort of home. You see, after years of working in a cubicle, I finally quit the corporate world to pursue freelance writing. As it turns out, becoming a highly paid freelance writer takes time. So, while I built up my writing biz and portfolio, I needed money coming in to pay the bills. A girl’s gotta eat, right? Enter transcription! What I loved about working as a transcriptionist was the flexibility it afforded me. As a new mom who was also side hustling like crazy to build a writing career, transcription allowed me to work when and where I could. And while I don’t currently type for a living anymore, it’s definitely a career path I recommend for anyone looking for a high-paying way to work from home. As a bonus, you can specialize in a specific type of transcription based on your interests. A great option for anyone looking to work from home in healthcare is medical transcription. And you can launch this lucrative career in under a year. What Does A Medical Transcriptionist Do? The world of medical transcription has evolved a lot in recent years thanks to technology. Today, many doctors and hospitals use speech-to-text software, which automatically turns recorded dictation into text. However, software isn’t perfect. And that’s why medical transcriptionists are needed to both transcribe dictation AND edit speech-to-text files. “What’s the difference,” you ask? Good question. As a medical transcriptionist, you will: Listen to recorded dictation from doctors and type out what is being said The reports you type out eventually become a part of a patient’s medical records. As a medical transcription editor, you will: Review and correct reports that were created by speech recognition software. Being able to both transcribe dictation and edit software-generated text is key to succeeding as a medical transcriptionist today. What’s…

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