Any advice for newbies?
Posted By: SMW on 2005-08-15
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I've checked the job bank and everyone wants experience. Will anyone hire students? I'm finishing up an 18-month course with M-TEC. I've been sending resumes regardless of experience required.
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Good advice, and advice that I'm giving real thought to ...
If I had known that they offshored before I accepted employment with them I never would have gone there to work. I've been here long enough now though to not want to lose my benefits.
Still ... making a DECENT PAYCHECK and making a living without being stressed out over the type of work that I'm doing is just as important as good benefits.
Sorry, dear, no matter what you say, you lack experience. Therefore you may have been good in school, but how do you rate in the real world?
I'm currently teaching a MT class at a local community college and was wondering what companies hire newbies. Thanks.
Hey, Newbies at TT...
I got a call from TT yesterday. Was working and will call back today. Just wanted to touch base with some of yall to see how you all are doing and if you felt your decision was a good one.
Take care, will keep you posted.
OSi is for newbies
OSi has a mentor program for newbies because that is basically what their company is made up of. Unless you wanted to be spied on with their very own instant message program - where they will call you if they don't see you on line - and also they record Keystrokes and treat you like you are 2 years old, you don't want to work for OSi. They also call you on your days off to work but you aren't allowed to claim it on your time sheet. In other words they want you to work OT but not record your hours to do so. Also a very demeaning QA department. QA is very inconsistent because QA consists of newbies itself and half the time their edits are wrong. You will get emails from QA audits with stupid graphics with (good job) and stuff for toddlers and all of this coming from newbie MTs who happened to end up in QA dept. Mature people would not put junk like that in a business email or any email for that matter. Very poorly run company who recently partnered with a company with multiple offshore interests. OSi already offshored the easy work and with the new partner it is likely to offshore even more. Bad news unless you are just starting out MT'ing. Also they have just stopped paying any extra cents per line on holidays unless you meet almost impossible requirements. That was the last straw for me. I could not make it to even 1 year with OSi and because I saw the light I can actually spend the holidays with my family now because I got out in time. Never have I seen a company run in such a horrible manner as OSi. They offer a ridiculous sign on bonus because most people don't last long enough to even receive it. Go elsewhere, almost anyplace is better.
M-TEC Newbies On the Way?
So what will happen when they guarantee those people coming out of M-Tec a job at lower rates?
newbies and QA....sm
You have to differ between work done by US newbies and Indian newbies. If the QAing of the work your newbies are producing and you have to QA is so bad, I am sure that you are QAing work that has been done by offshored MTs.
I just read your post and I do not agree with you. I am a newbie who was hired by MQ to do the big hospitals and I am good. I just quit MQ because the QA was lousy and I had to jump from account to account. Then, on many ocassions I had no work available when I logged onto my shift. I respect your experience, but I know my quality is good because I graduated from the TOP school in the industry that demands it. Please don't lump all newbies together and do not blame it on JUST newbies. Thank goodness I took my NEW self and sloppy QA some where else.
Who hires newbies?
work at home only.
Are there any companies out there that hire newbies? Looking for an acquaintance.
Some newbies have to accept 6 cpl unfortunately - any sm
other experiences with Shapin? Thanx.
Allegiant and Sound Medical Transcription. Both are very nice owners/companies to work for/with. Good luck!
OSi is geared for newbies
It overall is especially good for newbies and has excellent mentor program. There is a massive amount of turnover with this company as those with a lot of experience don't tend to stick around, however it is probably the best bet for someone starting out. They can gain some good experience and training and then move on to a better company with better management, etc.
please tell us how it is going so far
Not all newbies are that ignorant!
Those that have come from reputable schools have the reference books they need when they start out and know how to use them. When I was a newbie a couple years ago fresh out of M-TEC, I was off QA within a month. I have never received a QA score lower than a 98%. That's because I know how to use my references, take the time to do it, and leave a blank rather than guess. Not all newbies are naive enough to think the internet is reliable or are too cheap to invest in a good reference library.
Oh yea OSI newbies are promoted to QA too!!!
Seeing is believing.
OSI is best for newbies or those with NO self-esteem
Try OSi...they have a program for newbies
OSI is best for newbies, not experienced MTs
Is there any 1 year or so newbies out there?
The reason I ask is because I am just graduating and am looking for people who have recent feedback on companies to work for. Who is good with newbies, as far as QA help, answering questions, being patient while you are learning everything, etc? Some of these platforms can be confusing?! And then the account specifics, please tell me it gets easier!!?? Also, do you know which ones give you specific accounts to work on, at least until you get a little experience under your belt? Thanks for any info!
info for newbies
I was looking for job listings in my local newspaper (online) and there was 1 ad for Transam Associates. They are apparently in many cities across the US and when I went to their web site, it says they train newbies for free. Just thought I would mention this so anyone who is interested could check it out. They have a sample dictation on their site that you listen to and then send it in an email, or you they say you can send a sample of your recent work in an email. Dictation is computer-generated, very easy, about 30 seconds long. I have 27 years experience, so I was not interested in this company, but thought some of you out there might be.
yep and the newbies haven't ever sm
been around or worked in MT long enough to make any real money! If they had been in this business long enough this wouldn't even be an issue. They are going to eventually be losing their jobs just like everybody else.
Personally, even with VR being so popular, I still stay there are good jobs (maybe not as many) out there for GREAT experienced MTs! You have to look hard and long for them but they are there.
I feel sorry for these newbies who don't know the way it can be for a good MT or the way it was or whatever. That's why they want to argue. This is all they know. We know what the money use to be like and what it can be like if you look long enough now. I sure would rather do 300 lph even at 8 cpl than even 600 lph at even 5 cpl (which most aren't making 5 cpl). I cannot imagine anything more boring or counter productive than VR! VR is just another way for these folks to totally forget that there is a patient behind the report and just reduce all this to lines and filling in blanks, no real knowledge.
No I don't tell newbies to google, I sm
tell them to look it up in their REFERENCE library. No one wants to do that anymore. Kind of like learning to use a calculator but never learning to do the math yourself!
I would recommend it to newbies. Just not for us
I'm a QA, and if you think newbies fresh out of
school are ready to be turned loose on VR and are of the same quality as experienced MTs, you're sadly mistaken. MT schools only give you the basics. As the above poster said, with VR you really have to know your stuff even better because it's too easy for mistakes to fly by.
There's a couple out there right now considering newbies. There's one on this board, job seeker's, and another one at the other popular board. Good luck. I was fortunate to go to Rodeer in Atlanta fresh out of community college. That was the best decision I made. It was tough, but the experience was worth it.
ASR and VR probably where the newbies go and you get the junk dontcha think
MT Solutions hires newbies....
First, newbies complain about the fact
...then, when someone does hire them, the whine and cry that the account is too difficult. No wonder MTSOs prefer not to deal with newbies. This is a good way for you to learn.
don't forget the newbies who will do it for free!
Newbies who accept that extremely
LOW amount of pay are the reason companies offshore!! I refuse to baby them.
This is a scam - they don't hire newbies.nm
Any companies hire newbies? I'm a CMT who
works for a company that had a mentoring program and hired newbies. Had a very smart young girl ask me about getting into MT and told her the company I worked for had a mentoring program. She purchased Career Step six months ago but did not buy the program with the job placement as both of us felt she could get accepting into the mentoring program; however, she just now graduated and I just found out our company has abandoned their mentorship program. I feel really bad now because I don't know of any other companies that hire newbies. Do any of you know of any? I think this girl really has potential.
Are all the bad applicants necessarily newbies?????
Does anyone know of companies who will higher newbies?
Most of my students will be graduating soon with associate's degrees with major in medical transcription. Are there any companies hiring new graduates?
"Highering" newbies?? and YOUR the teacher !
Keystrokes newbies....how long
did it take to get started once hired?
Some newbies from another site said they were happy there. They seem to be a
Yup, especially the companies that hire newbies, but
they are slowly starting to have Vista use.
If you are just out of school I really don't think they hire newbies
does Axolotl hire newbies do you think?
Because that sounds great!! I just graduated a Big 3 school. I will definitely check them out!!! Thank you!! : )
They don't hire newbies. They require
at least 3 years experience. Their QA is tough, but I've learned a lot from them. Once you have the experience under your belt, this is THE company to work for IMHO.
Any companies who hire newbies?
you didn't! and I don't want to exclude newbies either!
I also wanted to add that by my making the comments about experience, I have seen awesome transcription from people fresh out of school/newbies! Newbies need to be given a chance. I started medical transcription in 1975 fresh out of high school at the age of 17! Three months later, later I was the top producer, still had a lot to learn as far as quality though ; )
I was and still am very competitive! And I know there are many of you just as awesome. I had replied to a little ad in the newspaper stating experience only at this hospital. But, I took my shy little butt to the hospital and landed my dream job at $3.24 an hour!
I saw a post on here the other day where someone said they had just finished a course, was hired for a position and after only 30 days of QA and training was being taken off.
I have included a 2007 survey I downloaded from MTIA which I thought was very interesting, and will also post this as a new post...maybe you all have read this...but I loved the assessment that doctors do not generate revenue, documents do. Accurate and complete healthcare documents are essential to a doctor's and institution's revenue cycle. I love that statement!
Soon I will be able to call the TTers here all newbies because VR here it comes
I am going to have the last laugh because VR is going to be implemented and all these postings will not be so funny anymore, such as only newbies like VR, only people who cannot make a living at regular MTing do VR, only very slow people are doing VR. It is coming back to bite you in the behind so get ready. I would like to see the people from this company come back on in about a year and repeat the same statements you have said about people on here who actual profit from VR and make a living doing it. Have fun because its hereeeeeeee.
MQ will hire newbies from "approved schools", what are they? sm
I am considering going through a community college that has a 100 hour internship program at the end. I want to know if this will be enough to hire on as a trainee with them.
Is it just Career Step they approve of? Anyone know?
you are correct. Newbies aren't sure and bounced around.
4 cpl could be for newbies or editors. Don't judge so quickly
Consider that service owners have to take the time to edit and provide feedback to newbies and that takes a LOT of time.
I don't know firsthand if they hire newbies but I agree
Not just the newbies who cannot be trusted with acute care!
I have had plenty come to me over the years claiming to be outstanding MTs. What a joke that has turned out to be. I would rather take a newbie from a good school with a very good ear and train them from the ground up. It is really, really tough finding anyone to do my acute care. I end up doing much of it myself for that reason.
Does Amphion hire newbies with MT education? nm