Q. What is medical transcription?
transcription is the typing of
medical notes, which are dictated by a
physician, nurse, or other health care
worker to keep as reference and
permanent record of a patient's care.
Q. How many hours a
day does it take?
A. This depends on
the physician and how many
patients a day he sees, and how long the
reports are. You can find some accounts
which will only take an hour or two a day,
and some that will take 4-5 hours. It
Q. How does the work
get delivered to the
A. Most of the dictation nowadays is digital dictation,
so you send the work back via the Internet. Some
transcriptionists deliver the work to the office still,
depending if the doctor still uses tapes.
Q. How much
does it cost to get the
equipment to do this type of work?
A. This varies
of course, but generally, start
up costs are quite low if you already own a computer
Q. Is this a
Medical transcription at home is a
legitimate business. It is not a
You do have to find your own work, but I
never found that difficult to do.
you get an account, they usually stay
with you, so you are not out pounding
the pavement looking for work every
Q. Why are you
selling this book?
I enjoy helping people, and felt
knowledgeable enough about medical
transcription to write a manual about
It saved me writing notes over and
over again for all the people I help,
including those that take an internship
program through my company. I enjoy
the Internet and building websites for
myself as a hobby, and this seemed
perfect way to get the book out to
even more people. I do make a
of course, for all my work, but I try to
keep my prices reasonable.
Q.. I've never
downloaded an ebook, is it
A. No, it's
not difficult. It's really just like
saving a file to your computer. There are
full instructions on the How to Download
Q. Will you
help me with the download if I
run into problems?
I will try to help you via email.
Q. Will you
help me get work?
A. No, I
cannot help you get work, but I
show you how to do it.