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Old 06-06-2016, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Strongasabear View Post
Just like with medical billing, you cannot just be a medical transcriptionist without having gone through school/training. It kills me when people say, "I can type so I can do what you do." Glad the standards are a little higher than that cause I'd hate for just someone who can type to be documenting my healthcare records!

In addition, and I am speaking as an MT for over 10 years, with the electronic medical record system being implemented in most healthcare facilities and all expected to transition by 2014 I believe it is, MT jobs are phasing out. I have lost 2 jobs in 2 years to EMR.
I have done medical transcription with no prior training. I could do it again. I am also familiar with lots of medical terminology because I've worked as a CNA.
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