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You Can Start A Medical Transcription Business

By Lela Perkins

Many people want to be their own boss by starting a medical transcription business. The good news about being a medical transcriptionist is that you do not have to give up your current job and worry about the cash inflow. You can always work part time and build up a strong foundation.

There is money in this trade for those who are searching for money and are willing to put in the necessary effort required. Before embarking on this journey, you will need to complete an approved training program and get a hands-on experience of the business. This will be good, for it will give you a sufficient amount of time to market your skills and services to potential and able clients.

The first step is getting the required training by completing a two-year associate degree program in this appropriate field. This is approved by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and should be completed before owning a business. The course work focuses on anatomy, health care demonstration, healthcare legal issues and medical terminology that are very much important in the business.

The second stage is acquiring a good recommendation on your curriculum vitae by gaining experience; do apply as an intern while studying. These internships are available from a college career service department and they are willing to help you move onto the next stage. This will prove to be productive, for you will have an idea of what you will be dealing with in the future.

Stage three involves the application of certification to help attract potential and able clients. The Association for Health Documentation Integrity (AHDI) usually offers a certification, this is given out once one has acquired a degree in transcribing and has passed their given test. To get further information do contact the AHDI who will be willing and in a better position to guide you effectively into acquiring a certification.

The fourth step consists of applying for the necessary licenses at your city hall. These licenses are usually renewed after a span of one year. Apart from applying for a license you need to know if an additional license is required in order to ensure the smooth and efficient running of the business, and what better way of knowing than to ask the authorities.

Apart from your education, you will need some special skills like good research skills, listening skills, excellent grammar, basic computer skills, and the ability to type fast, detail oriented and ability to work on your own. The most important of this all is that you should be able to maintain work deadlines and be in a position to motivate yourself. Basic bookkeeping skills will be necessary in order to know your tax, how to cut down on taxes and how to save money.

Always have a set up office space for the medical transcription business. The office needs to have transcription equipments such as a computer, software, a desk and a foot pedal. Before purchasing the computer software it is a good idea to know what type of software that your potential clients use in order to have an efficient running a transcription trade.

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Perkins, Lela "You Can Start A Medical Transcription Business." You Can Start A Medical Transcription Business. 17 Apr. 2014. 17 Jul 2014 <>.

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