The demand for good medical transcriptionists is out there. Depending on your training and experience, you may work at home or in an office for all kinds of medical professionals, including:

  • Doctor’s offices
  • Hospitals
  • Veterinarians
  • Medical transcription services
  • Medical specialists, such as radiologists
  • Chiropractors
  • and more.

Essentially, if they work with patients, they need transcriptionists to record their work. And with the ease of telecommuting these days, you don’t have to limit yourself to clients in your area. You can run your own transcription business or work for a medical transcription service.

The job outlook for medical transcriptionists is still good, despite outsourcing and other concerns. Read up on what the U.S. Department of Labor says. Note especially this quote:

Employment of medical transcriptionists is projected to grow about as fast as the average; job opportunities should be good, especially for those who are certified.

Yes, the field is still quite healthy and should be for a number of years to come.

Ready to train as a medical transcriptionist? Check out Career Step’s online training program.