Why you should Work From Home as a Medical Transcriptionist!

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Why you should Work From Home as a Medical Transcriptionist!

A career where you can work from home provides you with the luxury to earn an income without having to leave the house. In fact, it is becoming an increasingly popular trend with one-third of Australians now working from home.

Working from home can provide you with the work-life balance that you’re looking for. There are many jobs out there where you can work from home, and choose your own hours, but, rarely will you find one as rewarding as a medical transcriptionist.

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Why should I work from home?

How can I work from home?

There are many jobs that you can do from home. But, rarely you will find one that is more flexible as a medical transcriptionist. Not only can you work from home, but you have the flexibility to decide when you would like to work.

As healthcare is a basic need industry, the work of a medical transcriptionist is constant and consistent. This is because your clients are usually repeat-customers that will continue to send you their work if you’re consistent, accurate and reliable.

Overall, the medical transcription industry is currently growing, therefore, it’s a great market to start your work from home career in!

What is Medical Transcription?

When we open a letter from a doctor or read a medical report, there is a very high chance that a Medical Transcriptionist has transcribed it. Their role is to listen to an audio of a doctor recording their notes from a patient consultation, and then convert this audio file into a written report.

These reports are then added to the patient’s medical record.

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What are the benefits of working as a Medical Transcriptionist?

There are many benefits to working from home as a Medical Transcriptionist! For example, some of these are:

Where does a Medical Transcriptionist work?

Medical Transcriptionists usually work from home as independent contractors, which provides them with the flexibility to choose their own work hours.

How good does that sound?

Although, there are some Medical Transcriptionists who prefer to be in an office setting and work at hospitals, medical centres, or clinics.

If you’re thinking about pursuing a career in medical transcription, there are two main career pathways:

Is there career progression for a Medical Transcriptionist?

A career as a Medical Transcriptionist provides you with the opportunity for career development. For example, these career pathways include:

What is the training to become a Medical Transcriptionist?

TalentMed’s nationally recognised Diploma of Healthcare Documentation is designed to help provide you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to get a job and excel in this increasingly popular field.

Most noteworthy, this is currently the first and only nationally recognised course in Australia that provides both medical transcription and editing training. Also, qualified trainers are available from the moment you start the course, all the way through until you complete your course.

Learning Platform


TalentHub is your virtual campus and interactive learning environment where you access all your course materials, resources and support services available. Through TalentHub you can also engage with your qualified trainers, student support staff and most importantly, your fellow students.
  • My Wall - post messages, 'like' activities and view your news feed.
  • My Courses - 24 hour access to all of your course materials, including videos, tutorials and practical exercises.
  • My Inbox - your personal inbox to communicate with your trainers, support teams and friends.
  • My Achievements - receive badges, view your assessment results and track your progress.
  • My Friends - add friends and connect with classmates.

Social Learning

TalentHub provides you with a secure and interactive learning environment that allows you to access a wealth of learning resources. Log in anywhere and anytime to access your learning resources.

  • My Groups - create groups with other students, to share ideas and network with each other.
  • My Forums - network with your classmates via the student forum.
  • My Notifications - keep up-to-date with daily activity on TalentHub.
  • My Help - live chat with your trainers, student and technical support teams with any questions you have.
  • My Settings - update your profile or cover photo, change your preferences and reset your password.

Will I find work?

There are many career choices for our graduates and TalentMed helps you the entire way in this process. Once you complete the course, your Graduate Support Team will provide you with extensive job placement assistance.

Through our network of associated public and private hospitals, medical clinics, transcription agencies and Medical Transcription Service Organisations (MTSOs) we are able to assist you in finding a suitable position upon graduation. As a result, we have been able to place 97.1% of our graduates into working positions!

Job Placement Assistance Success Rate

In fact, there is a very high demand for qualified Medical Transcriptionists, and we consistently receive large requests for TalentMed graduates from employers nationwide. For example, these include:

What is the best way to get started?

Here at TalentMed, we assist you every step of the way to pursue your dream of working from home. However, not only you would be able to have more time to enjoy doing the things you love, but above all, you can work while staying home to be with your family.

For more information on becoming a Medical Transcriptionist, check out our Ultimate Guidetraining to become a Medical Transcriptionist or you can register for a free consultation with one of our Career Advisers below!

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About the Author:

Sarah-Louise Slade
Sarah-Louise is a Career Adviser with over 5 years experience in Vocational Education and Training. Having completed a Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resource Management, Sarah-Louise understands the importance of having a quality education. Feel free to comment and ask questions below.

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