What’s this? Another apparently legitimate work-at-home opportunity? That’s the second one in a week! (Here’s the first.) More than the last 6 months combined! I think it’s good karma coming our way for exposing certain scammers who shall remain nameless [*cough*Angela Penbrook*cough*].
I don’t know why medical transcription jobs are getting the buzz lately, but they are. Several commenters in other threads have asked about them, and others have written to us directly to ask what we know.
We don’t know much, but someone who does has now stepped forward to share a great work-at-home job tip with y’all.
Accuscribe hires work at home transcriptionists
I worked for a very good Medical Transcription company after my son was born. I didn’t see it listed, so thought I’d share. It is called Accuscribe. I really enjoyed the work, and their staff was very helpful and supportive. I couldn’t dedicate the time with a 2 year old and a newborn, but I plan to return after they get a little older.
So if you’re good with a keyboard and have some time to spare, medical transcription might be the work at home job for you. It requires some training, though. Tiffany explained:
I got my medical transcription certificate from a school called Tech Skills. At the time Accuscribe was one of the only companies hiring people without experience. They have since stopped taking people without experience right away, but will put you on a list and let you know when an opportunity comes up.
Even though they don’t take “newbies” right away, it would be beneficial to get put on their list since most places won’t hire without experience. I’m not sure how long the waiting period is now for a position. Everyone there was very nice and the software that they use is extremely user friendly. A nice atmosphere for someone just getting into the field.
The one downside, for me anyway, was that they do shift work, so you have to be signed in for a certain time frame. It is not very flexible in that regard since, but if you are able to work a shift from home it is definitely worth a try. They also had a 90 day probation period so you could get your line counts and accuracy up. They did evaluation e-mails frequently and would send corrected reports with feedback to help better your skill.
If you have any more questions about medical transcription, Accuscribe, or the training, speak up in the comments and maybe Tiffany will reply.
Thanks for the info, Tiffany. I’m sure it will be useful to some of our readers. And I’m kidding about only having two legitimate jobs in a week. You’ll find dozens of prescreened legitimate work-from-home jobs at I’ve Tried That Telecommuting. Take a look right now. Click here and you’ll soon have more job applications than you have time to pursue. And you’ll get not only jobs, but also a lot of great advice for telecommuters and other stay at home types.