Transcription Work From Home

One of the oldest and still fastest growing careers is transcription work from home. You have most likely seen all the ads and commercials offering home study courses for medical transcription through the years. It may be that you’ve even wondered if their claims could actually be true. Or you may have gone so far as to send off for additional information about the course.

As to the legitimacy of these courses, they are generally not scams. However, there are schools that are more prestigious than others and holding a graduation diploma from one of those is more likely to land you some transcription work from home. Doctors’ offices are familiar with those particular schools and know that their graduates are very well educated in transcription skills. Therefore, they’re usually quite eager to hire these people.

Medical transcription may be the most popular work from home type but it is by no means the only one. Attorneys also have a need for legal transcribers and they are generally quite happy to let you work from the comfort of your home. The only issue you may run into is that many offices prefer to use someone local to perform their transcription work from home. This is usually due to the ease of pickup and delivery of the work.

It is quite possible to land a transcription job from home through online companies. Getting on with the best of these companies may be somewhat difficult, though, because they have very little turnover and are rarely hiring. One way to get your foot in the door with one of these companies is by knowing someone who has either worked with them a long time, or is in the position of influencing the hiring of someone. Otherwise, you may find yourself gaining marketable experience by doing transcription work from home for lower paying companies.

A method of finding a work at home transcription job is simply by picking up the phone book and calling all the doctors or attorneys in your locality. Ask to speak with the office manager and offer your services as a transcriber. You don’t have to limit yourself to only one office, either, unless that office has plenty of work to keep you busy. While it’s true that you may have to wade through a lot of phone calls, it’s also just as true that you may find one or more very reliable assignments in this way. All it takes is one job and you’re on your way!