What is a Medical Transcriptionist Career Like?
Your medical transcriptionist career is what you make of it. For many graduates of medical transcription career programs, they remain unemployed or unable to find jobs. Then they say the economy is bad or that no one is hiring.
The fact is . . . there are plenty of jobs available for the medical transcriptionist who can do the job RIGHT the first time. That means you must have top skills and in-depth knowledge of the subject matter you’re transcribing. It all boils down to “WAS YOUR TRAINING IN-DEPTH ENOUGH?”
Before an employer will hire you’ll, they’ll send you an audio file to see how you transcribe it. We call these employer tests. You’ll find that if you enroll in an easy program, your employer tests are not going to be of high quality. This means you would never see the interview process. However, if you train with a medical transcription program that is all-inclusive, you’ll find that you have actually stepped up your education and are doing more challenging reports, more difficult dictators, and generally, have a little more knowledge. This makes you step AHEAD of the rest.
Now what do you think happens when you combine a school that CARES about its students along with a challenging curriculum, along with technical, computer, and software training, and extensive feedback on your individual exams from an experienced certified instructor who won’t give up on you until you’re ready?
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Before You Begin to Think About a Medical Transcription Career…
We have posted a couple of articles in our free eBook about working transcriptionists who go through their day and show us what it’s like. However, before you think about your medical transcription career, we strongly suggest you research thoroughly about the training that’s needed.
Contrary to popular belief, you just cannot take a 4-month course and become an expert in medical transcription. If you try to do the short-cut method in your training, you’re only going to shortcut yourself. We have seen this literally dozens of times from graduates of other programs who have come to us to finish their education. Instead of a fast-track MT program, it’s important to your future career to take a full medical transcription program that encompasses the entire process, so that you become an expert all the way around and are able to pass difficult employers tests. Quite simply, you must pass these challenging employers tests in order to get an interview — and you need the interview to get the job!
Graduates of our Advanced Medical Transcription and Editing program know what we mean. In fact, many don’t even consider the employers’ testing to be difficult or challenging anymore because they’re used to the many varied reports that they’ve had to transcribe during their training with us. Combine that with hand-graded (never computer graded) exam feedback from your certified instructor, along with comments, critique, and helpful suggestions on how to improve each report, multiplied by hundreds of times until you know it by heart, and you’ve found a formula for success in your future medical transcription career.