Working at home means that you can spend more time with family, save money on gas and transportation and you will be more rested. If you want to work from home, you basically have two options. You can either start your own business, or you can telecommute. Medical Transcription is a career that provides you with both options.
There is a large market for medical transcriptionists. You can work from the hospital or physician's office or you can work from home. You can also start your own at-home medical transcription business. Medical transcription is basically just listening to a tape that a doctor has recorded about things such as examinations, autopsies, tests and more, and transcribing, or typing out the recordings into medical reports.
With the technology available today, the doctor can actually send you the recording over the internet, so you don't have to leave the comfort of your home at all! Medical transcription is not hard or expensive to learn. Nowadays, there are several websites that offer books, CD's, DVD's, and online courses to help you learn the medical terminology that you need to know to do the job well.
When you do sign up for a course or buy learning materials, make sure they are worth your money. As a medical transcriptionist, you will need to know medical jargon such as abbreviations, terminology and medical terms, and only the right resources will give you all the information that you need.
Medical transcription is one of the leading work at home incomes for this year and years to come. However, this can be sometimes a rather expensive opportunity.