Transcription jobs require you to create typewritten copies of recorded reports and be able to edit them on your home computer. While there are other types of transcription jobs, medical transcription usually requires you to be familiar with medical terms, legal standards, and health record requirements.
Often these types of transcription jobs prefer to hire people with either experience or training in this area. The good news is that due to the nature of this job, it naturally lends itself to many legitimate work at home opportunities.
When evaluating different transcriptionist jobs, you should know in advance that you will likely have to buy certain equipment. It is a good idea to check out multiple job postings to see what kind of equipment is routinely required. That way, when you go to invest in specific equipment, you’ll know what equipment will best serve you for a variety of jobs, giving you more options for work at home opportunities.
Finally, when applying for transcriptionist jobs, you’ll need to know both your ten key typing speed and your standard typing speed. There are free tests you can take online to check these speeds: Ten Key Typing Speed and Standard Typing Speed are just some options. Most transcriptionist jobs will require a minimum typing speed of around 75 words per minute.
This is a list of resources for finding real work from home data entry jobs. Although I’ve done my best to make sure all of these companies are legitimate and hiring, things change and I can’t keep up with all the websites listed here. So please use your best judgment when applying for any online job.
Home Medical Transcription Jobs & Companies (Updated 2018):
Must have at least 2 years of clinic or acute care experience and pass their test to be considered. System requirements include Cable, DSL, or higher Internet connection. See the website for further requirements and information.
Must have at least one year of practical experience in a hospital or clinical setting. Need to pass their transcription test to be considered. See the website for further requirements and information.
Home-based positions currently available. Minimum two years experience transcribing multi-specialty medical reports required. Graduates from approved transcription training programs may also be considered.
Currently hiring Medical Transcriptionists. Employs only U.S. based CMTs and Level II medical transcriptionists with at least five years acute care hospital experience. Visit the website for further information.
Currently seeking at-home medical transcriptionists with at least 4 years of experience. High-speed internet connection and knowledge of Microsoft Word are basic requirements. See the website for more information.
Looking for medical transcriptionists with a minimum of two years full-time experience transcribing the basic-4 or one year full-time experience transcribing multi-specialty clinic notes or radiology reports.
Looking for at home medical transcriptionists with at least 1 full year experience. High-speed internet connection and Microsoft XP or Vista required. Different positions are available at different times; they may not always be hiring. See the website for more information.