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Re: I'm working towards a career change
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2010, 07:20:16 pm »
I got the certificate--passed the final with 97%--and am working on specialities now.
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Re: I'm working towards a career change
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2010, 07:33:56 pm »
Yee-haw!! Great to hear, shorty!!
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Re: I'm working towards a career change
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2010, 04:45:17 am »
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Re: I'm working towards a career change
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2010, 08:41:21 pm »
I just passed the Registered Medical Transcriptionist exam today, with a certification good for three years!
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Re: I'm working towards a career change
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2010, 09:26:15 pm »
Congrats!!!

Well, one can become an  SRT editor---they are needed to clean up the mess that the computer makes.  So wouldn't it make sense for a doc just to use the Mt/editor in the first place?
Also, the EHR regs are so onerous that they may put off a lot of docs.

Until or unless the technology improves vastly, it looks like the human MTs are here for a while.

I dunno.  My hospital uses the Dragon program - vocal recognition program - which transcribes directly.

http://www.nuance.com/naturallyspeaking/products/default.asp

I'm sure there are quirks in the system, but the doctors are relying on it more and more.  

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Re: I'm working towards a career change
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2010, 04:00:09 am »
I just passed the Registered Medical Transcriptionist exam today, with a certification good for three years!

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Re: I'm working towards a career change
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2010, 05:13:16 pm »
Dragon N.S. is used by both doctors and transcriptionists.  It is good for saving time and the MT's hands, yet it's created a need for medical lang. specializiation and editing, and 60% of trans. in the US is still being done the conventional way.
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Re: I'm working towards a career change
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2010, 05:21:17 pm »
lots of work for you then!
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Re: I'm working towards a career change
« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2010, 11:12:19 pm »
I actually landed an interview at a pathology lab last week. They went with someone else, but it is encouraging to be called.
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Re: I'm working towards a career change
« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2010, 11:30:08 pm »
Congratulations on both the certification and the interview!  The job market is ridiculously tough right now, but from what I'm reading you will be well-positioned when thing do take as turn for the better.
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