Legit Med Trans companies?

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Legit Med Trans companies?
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Sun, 12-06-2009 - 2:44am

I am hoping someone here can help me.

A little background: I completed a 1 year medical transcription certificate program through our local college in 2007 when I was pregnant with my second child. For various reasons, I have not done anything with the certificate since then and I am looking at getting into it seriously now that I am the primary breadwinner (DH is running his own business and it's going slow). I am currently a paper carrier for our local paper but for many reasons it is not a pleasant job and I want to leave it. DH does work from home but because of the nature of his business, he cannot have the kids with him during his "business hours." I desperately want to avoid putting my kids in daycare so the idea of finding a day job is a terrifying thought for me.

Here's my issue: I only have the 1 year of medical transcription training, and it's been 2 years since I finished the program. I am not CERTIFIED, but I have a certificate of completion. I have no actual transcription work experience, only the transcription from the classes. I do know how to do the various forms and I still have all my books, so having the right resources isn't an issue. I'm very nervous about getting it right, so I would prefer to be able to have my reports checked frequently at first.

My instructor at the time recommended MedQuist since she had worked for them, however something happened when I started to apply there previously (I didn't finish my application and when I enter my information, it says something was wrong with my application) and I haven't been able to reapply there.

What other legit transcription companies are there? And is *anyone* going to hire me with my inexperience?

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 12-07-2009 - 9:23am

Any chance you can go back to school to finish?

Medical records are legal documents. If you were creating something legal and your license were on the line would you hire someone with no experience and not certified?

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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 12:45am
I did finish the program and have my certificate of completion. What I meant was I'm not a certified medical transcriptionist. My instructor had recommended we wait a year or two of working as a transcriptionist to take the exam to be a CMT so I didn't pursue it right away.
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Tue, 12-08-2009 - 1:40pm

I definitely wouldn't pursue certification until you've worked for several years (and hopefully your employer rewards it).

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