When I first started medical transcribing, I honestly didn’t expect so much. I just assumed that it was going to be another job that would pay the bills. But what I have realized is that it really is everything I have ever wanted in a career! All those ads that display happy people living the ultimate lifestyle really aren’t lying!
Are you interested in transcriptionist work? It is hard to ignore the fact that you get to work at home. It is truly disheartening when people think that medical transcribing is “just another scam” because it’s not! It doesn’t even make sense to believe such a thing, but people will always think that. Maybe it’s because working from home seems too good to be true.
It doesn’t take much to realize that medical transcription is a real career that involves real work and skill. You have to have a certificate for most companies to consider you for employment. I consider that a great thing because it provides all that a person needs to perform at their very best. With the knowledge given at medical transcription schools, you are better able to understand what you do, and why you do it.
What you do is no longer a job, but indeed, a rewarding career. The way a career makes you feel is what it is all about. Don’t like your job? Then your whole life is going to be a mess in all aspects possible. If you feel like what you do is worthwhile and worth your time, then you’ll be an overall happy person. There is nothing worse than hating your job because it absolutely ruins you.
I adore transcriptionist work because it allows me to stay at home with my family. Of course, there are other people in my life who work at an office, and it doesn’t bother them at all. Some people can’t bear the thought of working at home. It does have its negatives. But they are very few and far between. The only downside I can think of about being at home all day is the seclusion part of it. If you’ve got close friends and family members, you can always make up for that after work.
People who work medical transcription jobs do not have a standard schedule to abide by. However, it is suggested that you make your own so that you get some work done. If you do not set aside a regular portion of the day to work, you won’t make a lot of moneyindex. And that’s another thing about medical transcribing that is so great – the money. The thing about it is that I do not have to settle for the same amount each week.
Most transcription jobs pay by the line, so there is no limit to what you can make. If you’re a fast typist, (that comes with practice) you’ll be very successful in this business. In the beginning, I can remember only being able to type 60 lines per hour – and I still had tons of mistakes to correct. Not to mention, I only started out at 6 cents per line! But by the end of my first year, I was typing 150 lines per hour with little to no mistakes at all! It was sweet. As time has gone by, it’s only gotten better. Right now, it may seem virtually impossible, but how does typing 300 lines per hour at 10 cents per line sound? That’s 30 dollars per hour! Working a full eight-hour shift at that amount makes for $240 a day. Sounds fantastic doesn’t it? It is.
There are no worries about when the bills are going to get paid, when there is going to be food on the table, etc. Medical transcriptionist work allows you to make sure your needs are met. If you can get past those first two years, then you’ve got it whipped! Sure, there will be those times when you feel like pulling out your hair and beating your head against your keyboard, but just stick with it.
I honestly couldn’t be happier with what I do. I know the house is going to stay clean and the kids are safe at home. My life is completely in order, and I like it that way. There is no daycare to pay, and no wasted gas to and from work every day. It’s a genuinely serene lifestyle. What can I say? I really do love this job!
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