Schools for medical transcription...

United States
August 25, 2007 8:27am CST
I was just wondering where anyone has gone to school (either regularly or on-line courses) to become a medical transcriptionist? I've received some information from a website called Career Step, but I just want to see how legitimate they are before I sign up for anything. So my question to you out there is...where did you go to school to become a transcriptionist, and would you recommend it to others?
2 responses
• United States
26 Aug 07
PennFoster.edu is very reputable and I cannot remember the price of the program, but I think it was fairly reasonable. I used to have a whole list from when I was researching as well, but they are on my comp that is no longer being used. But most of them, if they have websites, you will find some sort of credentials on there if they are for real. Check out their accreditation.
• United States
26 Aug 07
Thanks for your help. I will.
• United States
1 Jan 08
I will check out penn foster too, thanks for info
@Rollo1 (16662)
• Boston, Massachusetts
25 Aug 07
I knew a girl where I worked who took a course in medical transcription. She really wanted to do something else for her career and spend more time at home with her baby. After finishing the course she was unable to find any jobs in that field, I am not sure if it was because the promised work-at-home jobs just aren't there or because the field just doesn't have large numbers of openings. It's never a bad idea to learn a new skill, but I would check out the job market in that field before paying for any courses. And check in out through resources other than the website or school itself. Also check if they have placement guarantees or assistance. Good luck whatever you do!
• United States
25 Aug 07
Thanks for the information, but I already work as a regular transcriptionist for a company. I was just thinking of getting more education to do more with the company I already work for.
• United States
1 Jan 08
That is exactly why I didnt sign up for one of those online mt courses. They make it sound so easy and you are going to make tons of money working from home. This career really suits my personality but since I dont know anyone in this field I can trust, right now I just cant spend any money for training. Even if school says they will assist you, that word "assist" can mean anything these days. You know how hard it is to fight that fine print, LOL