New Medical Transcriptionist
May 5, 2007 3:57am CST
How in the world does a new medical transcriptionist get on with any companys out there. They all say "experience required". I went to college for 2 years, earned a degree with a grade point average of 3.75, and nobody will give me the time of day.
• United States
6 May 07
I went to school for medical transcriptionist back in the 90s for about 9 months. I was at the top of my class when I graduated. The vocational school bragged about how they could help us find jobs after we graduated. I was very excited about this and looking forward to a new career. One day the Director was very blunt with me, and told me that is going to be hard finding a job in the medical transcription field without atleast 2 years of real job experience. I was livid because I felt that I had been lied to, and wasted nine months thinking I was going to get a job immediately after I graduated. I went out everyday looking for a job and filling out applications. I couldn't find a medical transcription job to save my life. A friend of mine told me to try the temporary agencies because they are always looking for medical transcriptionists to fill job assignments. I registered at one, took a test and passed it, and they placed me on a MT assignment. You would think that if you have a certificate of completion, passed their medical transcription test, and a letter of recommendation from the teacher and Director that Hospitals and small medical offices would give you a chance, and waiver the two year work experience requirement!! My advice to you Sodapop is to try the temporary agencies. It's a good way to get your foot in the door for a medical transcription job. If you do really well on the job, and they like your work, it's very possible they will hire you, or give you a Letter of Recommendation that will help you get a MT somewhere else. Good luck to you!