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How to Search for a Medical Transcription Job

It can be plenty tempting to skip the planning part of a job hunt in medical transcription, especially if you’re a freshly minted medical transcriptionist eager to get cranking or an experienced veteran [more…]

Acute Care or Clinic Work in Medical Transcription

The decision to start with acute care or clinic work is not going to make or break the rest of your medical transcription career, but it does matter. It’s a choice better made on purpose than left to chance [more…]

Tips for Your Medical Transcription Job Search

A really annoying phrase is included in more online medical transcription job listings than not: “At least X years of experience required.” The value of [more…]

Where to Find Medical Transcription Jobs

When you first start looking for a medical transcription (MT) job, skip the big job boards — there are much better places to start your search. The most useful, by far, are [more…]

Craft Your Medical Transcription Résumé

The sharper your medical transcription (MT) résumé is, the better. However, don’t pull your hair out over creating a one-of-a-kind, knock-their-socks-off document. Potential MT employers will primarily [more…]

Medical Transcription Employment Tests

Although it’s not unheard of to land a medical transcription (MT) job without first taking a pre-employment test, it’s very rare. The usual process goes something like this: [more…]

Tips for Taking Medical Transcription Tests

When you start looking for a medical transcription job, you will likely be faced with some testing during the application process. Understanding how the tests work and what they’re really testing is key [more…]

Questions to Ask before Accepting a Medical Transcription Job

When you get your first medical transcription job offer, you will be likely be excited, and have questions. Collecting additional facts before deciding about a job offer is totally routine and acceptable [more…]

Take Time to Evaluate a Medical Transcription Job Offer

Your goal when searching for a medical transcription job is to buy a little time to evaluate any offers you receive, and perhaps drum up additional offers to compare it to, but without imperiling the one [more…]

Your Long-Term Goals and Your Medical Transcription Job Search

Searching for a medical transcription job can be made easier when you think about your own long-term goals. When you get a specific job offer in hand, it’s time to think about the description of your perfect [more…]

Medical Transcription: Chart and Progress Notes

One kind of report you will see in medical transcription is a chart note. A chart note, also called a progress note or office note, is dictated when an established patient is seen for a repeat visit. A [more…]

Medical Transcription: Radiology and Imaging Reports

Radiology and imaging reports show up commonly in medical transcription work. Here are the basics about these types of reports and how to transcribe them. [more…]

Medical Transcription: Summary of Labor and Delivery

A summary of labor and delivery, or delivery note, is a brief recap of events that occur immediately before and during childbirth, and is a common report in medical transcription. If the mother undergoes [more…]

Medical Transcription: Death Summary

The Death Summary is part of the Big Four: the family of reports that comprise the core of medical transcription work. In transcribing the report, you step through each section in detail, including section [more…]

Medical Transcription: Overview of Operative Reports

Operative reports are the most complex dictations in medical transcription. The third member of the “Big Four,” operative reports give a blow-by-blow account of a surgical procedure. [more…]

The Operative Report: Additional Headings

Medical transcriptionists often transcribe an Operative Report. The sections of an Operative Report may be dictated in a different order or use alternative heading wording. Depending on the type of operation [more…]

Medical Transcription: Overview of the Consultation Report

A Consultation report is one of the “Big Four” reports that comprise the heart of most medical transcription work. The consultation report is used to convey findings and opinions of a healthcare provider [more…]

Medical Transcription: Overview of the History and Physical Examination

The admitting History and Physical Examination (known as an H&P) is the flagship of the “Big Four” reports that make up the core of medical transcription work. It’s almost as if you’re standing beside [more…]

How to Speed up Medical Transcription Work

When it comes to medical transcription, time = money, plain and simple. To make money doing medical transcription, you simply have to transcribe quickly. No matter how fast you can type and reference, [more…]

Medical Transcription: Tips for Word Expanders

Word expanders are personal to each medical transcriptionist. You can customize them to fit how you think, what you particularly like or dislike typing, and the kinds of reports you transcribe. No two [more…]

Choose a Word Expander for Your Medical Transcription Work

Word expanders are the number-one time-saving tool for medical transcriptionists. There’s more than one way to get your hands on a word expander. You can pick one out and buy it yourself [more…]

Medical Transcription: Tips for Using Macros

Macros can prove quite handy for automating tasks you perform frequently while doing medical transcription work. A macro is a recording of a series of actions grouped together. You can execute the macro [more…]

Medical Transcription: Tips for Using Dual Monitors

Setting up your computer to use multiple monitors will forever change the way you work with your computer, not only for medical transcription, but for everything else, too. It’s very easy to do, even if [more…]

Medical Transcription: Independent Medical Evaluation

An independent medical evaluation (IME) is a common report that you will see in medical transcription. An IME is a comprehensive review of a patient’s medical history performed by a physician not previously [more…]

Medical Transcription: Discharge Summary

Each time a patient is released from a hospital, rehabilitation facility, or other in-patient care setting, a Discharge Summary is generated. The medical transcriptionist must be familiar with this type [more…]


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