As an entry-level medical transcriptionist, it may seem that finding your first medical transcription job is nearly impossible. With just a little imagination and broadening your job search, you will certainly find a transcription job within the medical field.
Medical transcription job opportunities can be difficult to find but it is not an insurmountable task. Medical transcriptionists with experience are in high demand and have no time to train new MTs regarding the use of various transcription equipment or software programs. There was a time when veteran MTs trained entry-level MTs to transcribe medical reports. However, since the advancement of technology, people are now on their own to learn this trade via an online medical transcription school.
There are plenty of medical transcription resources available to those seeking MT jobs. Check with medical transcription agencies to see what medical transcription job openings they may have. If you have received training via an online medical transcription school, perhaps job placement is a benefit this school offers.
Medical transcription message boards and medical transcription forums are wonderful sources of education and information. See if you can find a mentor on a message board or forum who will give you advice or perhaps knows of someone in your area who would be willing to hire or help you get work.
Aligning yourself with a professional organization of medical transcriptionists is always a good way to get name recognition and discover medical transcription opportunities. The American Association of Medical Transcription (AAMT) is the national level organization. Each state has its own unique association, followed by regional chapters within each state.
Some businesses offer part time medical transcription jobs that are combined with other forms of work, such as medical billing or word processing. Performing closely related work to medical transcription is one way to get that first medical transcriptionist job.