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Finding Entry Level Medical Transcription Jobs - Medical Transcriptionist Jobs. I currently work from home for Spheris as a medical transcriptionist.
The first 2- 3 years were wonderful. Commute was from bedroom to desk. No special wardrobe, no makeup, hair appts needed. All the equipment, PC, etc. I just needed == and I would highly recommend - - cable connection for PC use. Get paid by the numbers of line transcribed, which is usually around 1. I get paid every other week, direct deposit.
We accrue PTO (paid time off)which can be used for holidays, sick time, vacations, appointments, mental- health time off, anything. And it does add up pretty fast.
The only two paid vacations each year are Thanksgiving and Christmas. We get more $$ by taking on harder (MORE ESL dictator accounts)accounts or working night shifts. Right now, I am very disillusioned with the work. There is a flood of ESL (English- second language) doctors and it is severely affecting my production, i. We are able to email coworkers for help and samples of difficult dictators, and in doing so, I have become friendly with other MTs across the country. Quite of few of them have left and gone to other companies.
One in particular really went from the frying pan into the fire to Med. Quest. Be careful. There is NOT a lot of money to be made in this field. I did work as a remote MT for a local hospital, but had to go into the hospital for monthly meetings which were agonizing because they were "corporate" type meetings and had nothing to do with MT BUT we were pulled into doing BS corporate stuff like coming up with ideas on how to improve something in the hospital that really had nothing to do with our work at all.
All of us "remotes" hated that. We also had to go in once a month for MT meetings which did make sense. But, again, not really productive. None of that at Spheris, and that is something I really like about them. Have run out of space in this comment box...