At first glance, many people assume that medical transcription only requires excellent typing skills. They think that as long as they have speedy fingers, they'll be able to make money working from home as a medical transcriptionist. (How fast are you? Test your typing skills with our free typing test.) However, medical transcription requires incredible accuracy and a thorough understanding of medical terminology and anatomy.
Employers are only interested in hiring professionals with the training or experience needed to produce high quality reports, so if you want to get hired as a medical transcriptionist you'll need training. Learn what you need to look for to make sure you choose the best training:
Though typing skills aren’t the only thing you need to be a medical transcriptionist, they are an important part of a successful medical transcriptionist's repertoire. Test and improve your typing skills with our online typing test or learn more about the job responsibilities of medical transcriptionists in our Medical Transcription Jobs section or industry credentials in the Medical Transcription Certifications section.