You've decided that a medical transcription career is for you, but how do you get started? Because accuracy is so important to quality medical transcription (learn more in the Medical Transcription Job Description article), employers are only interested in hiring professionals with training and/or experience. Entry-level medical transcriptionists face a classic "catch 22"—they're told that they need several years of experience to be hired, but no one will hire them so they can get the required experience. However, you can overcome this if you choose the right training program.
It's not too hard to find training programs that promise to help you quickly start making money from home as a medical transcriptionist. The trick is finding a program that can actually deliver on that promise. Use this handy checklist to make sure you're choosing training that will help you get a job:
If you choose a training program with all of these things, you should be well prepared to begin your medical transcription career. You many also want help finding a job after graduation (check out Getting Hired After Graduation for more information) and instruction on how to improve your typing skills. (Get a baseline of where your typing skills are right now with our free online typing test.)