Medical Transcription - OBSOLETE?
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|Sun, 05-31-2009 - 11:49pm|
OK so, I'm on the verge of enroling in an online course for MT but, I've hit a snag. There are quite a few people advising me to stay away from this course as MT is a DYING field, soon to be replaced by the new voice recognition technologies and EMR (Electronic Medical Records system).
The thing is, I also hear that those new technologies are EXTREMELY inaccurate, and the human component is still needed to go over the work. As well, the technologies probably will NOT improve much in the future.
So...I'm pretty much at a loss of what to do.
I suffer from SEVERE panic attacks and have worked from home for the past two years (first as a data analyst, then as an inside sales worker, finally data entry).
The thing is, while these jobs were all wonderful and I was VERY grateful for them...I'd still love to somehow get a CAREER that I can do from home, and that will be stable for my future.
I'd really love if any doctors or EXPERIENCED MTs could comment, but anyone else's opinion would be great too, since I'm just hesitant to invest the money until I know for sure.