Transcription can be a great career for someone that needs a job that they can do from home and cannot provide a quiet background that call center jobs require. If you have a fast typing speed, excellent spelling and punctuation and accurate typing skills you are a great candidate!
Some transcription jobs require a foot pedal. Foot pedals are used to rewind audio so that it can be heard again. Foot pedals can be found online for a decent price. My favorite place to buy work at home equipment is Amazon.com.
If you have been looking into doing transcription from home check out these companies:
Jobs for beginner transcriptionists:
Quicktate and iDictate Hiring Transcribers
First you may apply to become a transcriptionist with Quicktate once you have completed enough files with Quicktate, your work will be evaluated and you may be invited to type for iDictate. Follow the link above to read the job listing and how to apply.
Tigerfish regularly hires beginner transcriptionists. They have an excellent explanation of the position on their website. Follow the link above to find out more.
Jobs for experienced transcriptionists:
Verbal Ink Hiring Transcriptionists
Their website says that they are looking for telecommute transcriptionists that are American citizens and type at least 65 words per minute. Applicants say that the test is very difficult and involves audio with up to 5 speakers and some have thick accents. Also, if you are hired with this company, applicants say that the pay is worth the trouble.
Thomas Transcription Services, Inc.
Thomas Transcription Services hires medical transcriptionists with a minimum of 3 years experience. Follow the link above to read more about the position.
Oracle Transcription also hires medical transcriptionists with at least 3 years of experience.
Web Med X
This company is looking for medical transcriptionists with at least 2 years of experience in specific specialties.
Medquist hires medical transcribers and coders.
Best of luck to all applicants!