Medical Transcription is the process of converting dictated or handwritten physician (or other health care professional) reports into textual documentation format. A medical transcriptionist (MT) is often a freelance worker who isn’t staffed on the medical site, but rather works out of his or her home office or an external office.
According to the United States Department of Labor, the Medical Transcription industry will continue to expand rapidly along with the rest of the health care fields through at least 2012. To work in this field, you would need some specialized education in Medical Transcription which can often be attained at your local community college. You can also choose a private education from online resources like the MT Advantage Career Center.
Building a base of clients would then be like most any other service business. Most likely you would look in your local health care market, although there is nothing stopping you from providing this service to health care providers outside your area.
If you’re interested in working in the Medical field and enjoy the challenge of learning ever changing subject matter, you might enjoy a Medical Transcription business as your home-based business.