Can I do medical transcription from home?
Medical transcription (MT) is interesting and challenging. You can train from home and work from practically anywhere you can get an Internet connection. There are opportunities to work nontraditional hours, part-time or full-time, as an employee or as self-employed independent contractor.
Is Medical Transcription still in demand?
Job Outlook Employment of medical transcriptionists is projected to decline 3 percent from 2018 to 2028. The growing volume of healthcare services is expected to continue to increase demand for transcription services.
How do I become a medical transcriptionist?
Education and Training In addition to having your GED or high school diploma, you'll need to complete a certified medical transcription training program, usually a 6-month to 2-year certificate, diploma or associate's degree program.
Do you need a license to be a medical transcriptionist?
Although medical transcriptionists aren't required by law to become certified, many choose to do so because many employers look more favorably on those with professional credentials. The Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity, or AHDI, offers two professional certifications for medical transcriptionists.