Would you like to work on a job where you’re your own boss, work at a reasonable pace and accrue a satisfactory salary? ‘Of course I’d want a job like that! Who wouldn’t?’ Well, you can have a job like that if you’re a medical transcriptionist. As a medical transcriptionist, you can be making anywhere from $10 to $20 an hour taking verbal dictation, either in a busy hospital, clinic or even in the privacy of your own home. In order to do such potentially rewarding work, you will need extensive training in mastering the English language as well as Medical Terminology, which are written mainly in Greek and Latin. If you live nearby, you can attend a number of medical transcription schools in Cleveland that are held in colleges or technical schools that have medical transcription classes in their curriculum. You, the prospective medical transcriptionist, will have to determine which courses are more practical for you and which school or college is closest to the area where you live.
(Figures courtesy of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Employment & Wages database.)