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Anyone a Medical Transcriptionist?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by texaschickmama, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    I am VERY interested and have thought about doing this through CareerStep online. I have done research and they seem to be the best and it is a great price. If anyone is an MT could you please give me any advice. Thank you.
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    I am a certified transcriptionist and a certified medical assistant (not a nurse's aide). I got my training locally (community college for the transcription) vs. online. IMHO, getting the training locally is better; especially if you will want to use their job placement.

    I should add that I no longer work in the medical field per se. I work with mentally handicapped adults in a group home. Like it a whole lot better than putting up with "all powerful - all knowing" doctors [​IMG] Joke: what's the difference between God and a doctor?

    God doesn't think he's a doctor!
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2008
  3. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
    I looked at CareerStep. I'm interested in it now. Penn Foster only charges $998 for the course though and they have payment plans with no fees.
  4. wendy

    wendy On the Hill

    Jun 14, 2007
    central louisiana
    i type as a medical transcriptionist, i am a certified pharmacy tech and opthamology tech too. but i did not pay to take any classes to get my mt job :)
  5. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Songster

    Mar 2, 2007
    Though not certified and not 'formally' educated, I have transcribed pathology, dermatology, surgical as well as general. I last transcribed pathology, and have to say that as much as I loved and appreciated my doc, I couldn't get him out of my head. I transcribed in the afternoon, but I would wake up at night hearing him telling me about these cells or those.

    I have a friend who is a full time self employed transcriptionist and she says the same thing. The voices never seem to go away.

    Bottom line, I enjoyed transcription, I could do it again if I had to, but I'd rather not, thanks! LOL It's VERY interesting and I learned SO much transcribing.
  6. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I used to work as a medical biller. I ended up doing coding, collections & you name it and I learned it on the job.

    I think you would make a better living at billing or becoming a certified coder.
  7. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Songster

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    Thanks for all of your input. I have researched CareerStep and think they are the best online. They are affiliated with the best and most transcription companies out there. I love the woman that started this company, I listened to her story and I love the fact that she never had to put her daughter into daycare. I seriously would die if I had to put my precious Hope in daycare, she would not know what to do. Anyway, thanks for all the input.

    Just wanted to add that I have about 3 yrs of Court Reporting knowledge, until my school switched theories and equipment, then everyone was screwed, so I have extensive medical terminology, typing speed, and transcription experience- that's why I thought Medical Transcription was a good match for me. Thanks again.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2008
  8. 65browneyes

    65browneyes Songster

    Mar 2, 2007
    Sounds like you'd be great at it, and it would be a great fit for your family/lifestyle as well.

    Good luck!

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