Seeking Employment -resumes of MT’s looking to change careers
By popular demand I developed this page specifically for resumes of current medical transcriptionists seeking employment outside the field. It seems that medical transcriptionists are being steadily replaced by computer software that produces what some would consider a reasonable facsimile of our work and even those with decades at the same job now face the prospect of searching for work opportunities. Our comment section is a good example of this trend.
Many of the commenters wonder what type of employment a long-time medical transcription is suited for. I believe that an experienced medical transcriptionist is an excellent choice for a variety of jobs both in the medical field and outside. Below are some of the traits a typical medical transcriptionist can offer a prospective employer.
There are several characteristics that I’ve had to develop in my medical transcription career. The first is organization and attention to detail. I get dozens of files from several different doctors, which come in periodically throughout the day. Each file must be transcribed to report format, numbered and placed in the appropriate doctor’s folder. A small lapse in my organizational system could lead to a file being missed or even putting a completed report into the wrong doctor’s folder.
I’ve also become very mindful of deadlines, prioritizing and autonomy. A doctor might dictate three times the amount of files that he normally does but he still expects the finished reports by morning. In my home office there’s no one but me to ensure that I deliver the highest quality work by the expected deadline.
I’m also a pretty skilled editor and researcher. Physicians tend to dictate a perpetual list without any type of punctuation or connecting words. Some go out of their way to spell a certain medication, disease or the name of a referring physician but very frequently spell it incorrectly. I’m expected to turn in a final product free of grammatical and spelling errors.
Before I ever started in the medical transcription field I received extensive training that included courses on proper grammar and punctuation as well as specific medical courses such as human anatomy, medical terminology and pharmacology. I was also trained in keyboarding and various computer software.
Please submit resumes through comments or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org