Is a Job in Medical Transcription for You?

In addition to formal schooling and training, there are certain skills and qualities that someone should have in order to excel as a medical transcriptionist:

  • Are you interested in medicine and health care?
  • Do you have good grammar and punctuation skills?
  • Do you have good editing abilities?
  • Can you type quickly and accurately?
  • Are you able to work independently?
  • Do you have good self-discipline?
  • Do you have a good ability to focus?
  • Are you detail-oriented and organized?
  • Are you computer literate?
  • Do you have good listening skills?
  • Do you work well under time constraints?
  • Can you understand and interpret legal and medical concepts?
  • Do you have good hand-eye coordination?

If you answered yes to most or all of these questions, then a job as a medical transcriptionist might be the career choice for you!

Here you can find out more about medical transcriptionist training, or see a general job description.

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