CHATology – medical transcription discussion forum

Update: Aug 16th, 2012
  1. No money in editing
    Jul 17th, 2015 at 18:47
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    Cheryl is right. Editing pays lousy and transcription is a dying field.

  2. Tracee Long
    Jul 22nd, 2015 at 08:31
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    I feel so bad for the person who is currently taking a medical transcription course through her community college. I have been an MT for many years and have seen the profession go to hell. Shame on that college for encouraging people to get into such a dead end field.

  3. new mt
    Jul 24th, 2015 at 18:21
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    I’m a new MT and would like to give Janice a little encouragement. It’s true that you won’t make a pile of money as a transcriptionist but it’s still possible to make a little. In my situation, working from home is my only option because I live in a remote area. Even though I don’t make a lot, it evens out because I don’t have spend money on gas for a long commute for a minimum-wage job.

  4. Cheryl
    Jul 28th, 2015 at 08:42
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    Medical transcription is a job for people who have no other work options. The current per-line pay is usually less than minimum wage for most transcriptionists. However, for people that live in remote areas, it might still be a worthwhile profession.

  5. Katherine in KS
    Jul 29th, 2015 at 07:18
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    The problem with medical transcription is that most of the work is being sent offshore where people will work for much less than minimum wage.

  6. Louise
    Aug 3rd, 2015 at 21:52
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    I guess I’m one of the lucky ones. I’m working for a physician who treats me very well. I don’t work from home but have very flexible hours and the pay is decent.

  7. Suzette P.
    Aug 6th, 2015 at 17:25
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    I had a job like Louise’s until the doctor I worked for switched to voice recognition and hired a service for editing. After many years working for him, he didn’t even offer me severance pay!

  8. Gina
    Aug 9th, 2015 at 14:29
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    Voice recognition has put a lot of MT’s out of work – those working for private practices and large agencies. The only jobs right now are in editing. Sometimes they are so bad that editing means redoing almost the entire report – but the pay is 3 or 4 cents per line.

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