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Work from home transcriptionist jobs

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Work from home transcriptionist jobs

You may have seen these types of jobs advertised on the job boards. Does anyone have any personal experiences, good or bad, about this type of work? Thanks for your feedback.
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Tedious and low paying. That is mostly it.

There are many types of transcriptionists, but unless you are going into some specialized field with medical terms (Where you transcript radiologist reports, which require specific training, and is slowly being phased out due to voice recognition is more and more commonplace in radiology). Close-captions can also be a specialization, but you will need connections to get into. As you have to watch unreleased titles.

Overall, the less urgent and stressful it is, the less specialized it is, the lower the pay. You will have to be a very decent typist to earn minimum wage if you don't have any specialization.
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Transcription software like Dragon is getting more common so these types of jobs are disappearing quick.
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All I can say is to never pay money to get a job. And limit the personal information you give out until you verify the entity requesting that information.

There’s lots of scams out there.

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yesstyle wrote:
Sep 9th, 2018 10:14 pm
Transcription software like Dragon is getting more common so these types of jobs are disappearing quick.
the problem with dragon is that you have to proof read important documents, a typical skilled typist/assistant can type faster then they proof read. plus dragon is very expensive (we demoed it a few years ago).
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you mean a medical transcriptionist? They are getting less and less. i worked in Health Records for a few yrs and helped implemented voice recognition softwares for dictations ie: Dragon. and afterwards, we got rid of one person. You just need someone to re-read it if there is an issue. and if they do need a transcriptionist, they usually work at home as a PT after they finished their regular jobs.

For me i think it's a really boring job, you just sit there, listen to the person and type out the dictations.
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