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The Fine Print of Medical Transcription
By Mary Morken
MTs can really make $100,000, but it takes long, long hours.
MT is usually boring, isolating and repetitious work.
MT takes discipline, restraint, determination, patience, endurance,
above-average intelligence, good hearing and physical stamina.
Most MTs have not taken formal study programs.
There are estimated to be 250,000 MTs in the United States.
There are hundreds of typos on this web site.
We all fall short of the standards we follow.
Working at home is still work.
Voice recognition text production is still work.
Childhood is very short.
Children eventually become adults.
Computer networking is not a fad but it can be addicting.
Errors and omissions insurance is not necessary.
It is possible to survive an IRS audit.
It is possible to handle patient information confidentially.
Computer networking is humbling.
Money isn't always motivating.
Job security is temporary.
Professionalism can stifle creativity.
New creations can come out of chaos.
Computer communication is not good for resolving conflicts, but it is
good for brainstorming.
Flaming wars destroy online groups.
We are all computer illiterate.
Our equipment will soon be obsolete again.
A room of MTs working is like a group of nuns under a vow of silence.
A room of MTs not working is like a group of magpies.
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