Are MTs that are looking for jobs finding good jobs right now with everyone looking or is it
Posted By: PAMT on 2009-05-18
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getting more difficult to find a good job. I am most interested in jobs for experienced MTs with more than 10 years service. I wonder if it is better to put a resume on or just keeping applying or what is the best way to go about this.
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Are experienced MTs finding they are getting a good response when they apply for jobs or is the
field flooded by now. I see tons of people looking at the job ads.
Good luck finding a filler...jobs are scarce right now for sure.
Can't find a job to save my life and I have resumes/apps in everywhere.
Finding QA jobs
Usually the way you break into QA is with the company you are transcribing for. You need to let them know that you are hoping to make the switch and if ever they have a position you would be interested. In addition, a good answer to the 2 cent deals is that you can see that the company is not truly interested in QA as they should well know that QA has to be a company person who has the time and is compensated for doing a good job seeing that the quality issues are addressed and that production pay certainly does not allow you to spend the time required to do what you know is necessary to perform that position properly. If they can't find people to do the job, the clients they have are certainly going to complain, complain again and then go elsewhere where the quality IS an issue dealt with correctly and with fairness to QA staff. We don't need to chip away at our industry that is enough disarray!
I left MQ in early August and have had no problems getting new and better jobs. I just got a second part-time job with a national this week. I sent my resume on-line,and they responded within an hour. A day later, I had a phone interview and was hired on the spot. I still have another part-time job I got in early August working at home for a hospital. Once again, I heard from them immediately after applying and was hired after a 10-minute phone call.
My advice is to make sure your resume lists all the medical/surgical specialties and transcription platforms you know. Also put something in the subject line of your email to make yourself stand out. For example, Mary Jones, 10 years of experience.
I have heard from a few others but did not bother following up for various reasons, low pay, hours, etc.
You can try the link below. It is alphabetically. What I had to do was send my resume to over 300 companies and then finally with the help of God and through prayer have found a company. Hope this helps.
Is everyone that is job hunting finding jobs available with all the MTs moving around right now. I
am thinking of looking but not sure of the job market right now.
Cherrypicking is when you work from a pool of jobs and being able to reject the worst jobs to those
Monster Jobs and Career Builder usually have a few path jobs. nm
Don't think any do except for those in-house jobs. Some QA jobs are paid hourly. nm
They didn't take our jobs, QT gave them our jobs. The account is now
back in the hands of US MTs, or will be in just a couple of weeks.
not that I can see. I am like you, any good jobs left?
Too good to be true but any QA jobs available
Good jobs kind of like men
And all the gold in California is in a bank in the middle of Beverly Hills in somebody else's name....
Good jobs kind of like men
And all the gold in California is in a bank in the middle of Beverly Hills in somebody else's name....
Ads all over jobs board because they are growing and need good MTs.
Three new accounts that I know of recently and more scheduled to come on. Started here as an MT and then moved to QA. Just like any place, there is good and bad but I can't imagine working anywhere else.
So quit - there are plenty of jobs for good MTs. sm
If you think truly they suck, find somewhere else.
Jobs being sent to India - good companies who don't outsource
I've been working for a company for a few years now. This company has started to remove several job types with greater turnaround times to India from our exiting accounts. There was not enough work over the holidays to get in all of my hours (I know work is normally slow then), and this trend is still continuing. We used to have a primary account and a secondary account as a back-up, but now I'm working on at least 5 or 6 accounts just to have enough work to complete my 8-hour shift.
Only those Good/Happy Friday emails to try to keep us from searching for jobs during the weekend
TT throws out a *line* on Friday emails, hoping that we will bite. TT mgmt does not know what to do now ! I truly believe that !
I'm not sure that they will make it through this, if Dictaphone has taken away some of the Dictaphone accounts works and dividing it out among other Dictaphone customers.
I don't see a pretty picture at Transtech anymore. Don't say that I am just a negative person; what is pretty about it?
When a new MTSO signs on with Dictaphone, they are going to give them work from somewhere, and I believe it is from TransTech.
I am so disheartened by all this with TT.
Promises for new work coming onboard is exactly what one poster said -- more Dictaphone overflow accounts! Not enough work for ALL the MT's TransTech has hired within the past few months.
Look at all the jobs on the jobs boards.
You can find a job and won't have to apply for unemployment. You would be surprised how many companies need qualified MTs! Go get 'em and get 'em now!
Don't wait until the 11th hour. Too many needs to put your hat in the unemployment slot.
What they lost is our gain.
Yes, I currently work 3 jobs; 2 are national (both suck); pay okay and am an employee and the other one smaller company am an IC (are very nice) but pay a little less. Going crazy because they overhire (the 2 national companies).
4 jobs here
MT Professional with 5 years experience.Looking for clinicial or Independent Doc MT work I can handle anytype of account.
no new jobs
Yes, I get that message a lot and I have three accounts. I have only been there a month now and I am waiting to see if it is going to change.
There are jobs for us
I went to the jobseeking site on this board and have now received 3 offers. I would like to make the moderator for this message board. This board has let us be heard. As a result of being heard, we are considered for jobs first because of our special situation. To every Heartlander, look on the jobseeking site of this board and good luck.
I consider 7 cents per line an insult. They can get the offshore people instead.
but i have 3 jobs to do it :(
has anyone ever tried 2 new jobs
at the same time, and if so, how was it. I am thinking of letting go of my current job to try 2 parttime jobs to see which would lead to a better fulltime job. Whew... thanks!
2 jobs . .
Most transcriptionists have more than one job, it allows for backup when one runs low. It's not real hard to do, except I did try to learn two new jobs at one time and that was tough. Would start out with one and then the other. It was pretty stressful for a while.
Is more then just the MT jobs.
Most technical services are over seas too. Dell is the worst.. They don't even speak English... Time for the American People to step up to the plate and DEMAND their medical records stay in the States.. I do that when I go to the doctor and hospital.
Log of Jobs
I had to keep a log with companies I worked for that were responsible for the demographics, just to cover my backside. If you don't it's the client's word against yours if the wrong info gets entered. If you want names just e-mail me.
Why do you say that? There are other jobs.
TT, 3 jobs?
I have just started on a hospital account. Not the best hours, have to work the major holidays, and miss things etc. Have my original job, does not pay well. Starting on another service to try it out. Now, considering TT. I was thinking with all the raves about TT, I would make that my main job (working 3rd shift) so I can do things with my family and during the holidays which I could not do with the hospital. I don't know what to do now that I hear TT might not have work for me as I need to support my family (I would take 3rd shift). I am curious as to comments. The other service job I am trying out I hear has great benefits but inflexible. Gave me the schedule I want but will be demanding in that they check line counts daily. I know this is confusing, but trying to sort out. TTers should I take the job and dump the hospital so I can enjoy the holidays and keep another job on the side? Or keep the hospital and forget any flexibility. Any comments appreciated. Thanks
Have you just been applying recently? This is the slowest time for transcription, and a lot of companies might not be hiring at the moment because of work shortages. Keep in touch with them on an occasional basis. Regarding the comments about Amphion, I can't agree. I do a wide variety of transcription with them, some clinical, much acute care, and much surgical. The secret for me was to be willing to transcribe multiple accounts and all specialities. It's a great company to work for, and I'd recommend them. Good luck in your job search!
It's not just our jobs...
I saw on the news that there are web sites where you can assign tasks for people in India and Korea to do your web searches for just one dollar a day. One lady pays $30.00 per month and she has this task person look up whether she can buy a certain color shoes at a certain store. She's a marketing executive with just not enough time on her hands to complete all of her tasks, so she pays. Of course now it is even more advertised since it was on the news. They even showed a foreign person with a headset smiling and just ready to perform all of your tasks that you cannot get done. Can you imagine? So, it is not just transcription, it is everything.
OPs only jobs
Anyone know who hires for operative reports only, IC or otherwise. I'm looking for a job where I can do strictly that one worktype. I have 18 years experience doing OPs. Any companies out there any more who hire for just OPs that you know of?
That is, what, 3 jobs a day. Used to get more than
I only take jobs that (sm)
have flexible scheduling, i.e., 24 TAT instead of set hours. I manage to transcribe for 2 separate companies that way.
I work two jobs because I have to. The main company that I work for perpetually plays games, sending work offsite, and leaving American workers in the lurch. There has been very little work all week; management claims that they have no idea what is going on, but they always say that even when they do know what is going on; many of us can't even make enough money right now to qualify for benefits.
Because of this, I run the two jobs simultaneously, so that I can switch back and forth; although there isn't much switching lately, most of my work is coming from my second, part-time job. We just have to do what we can to survive when these companies are screwing us over in favor of offshoring.
i have had IC jobs...sm
where I didn't have to send in invoices.
I saw one on MT jobs just recently. Did you look there?
I currently have 3 jobs, so I am right there with ya. sm
The result is working every day, no full day off, but it does provide security and benefits, and right now it is worth it to me. I am planning a trip to Egypt and Israel in late April next year, so I have some incentive to keep going.
KNR (K&R) Consulting was actively recruiting for a couple of months here for their new VA accounts they had landed. I was on their list but found something else while they were gearing up and ended up passing.
Was anyone on this forum successfully recruited for these accounts and, if so, have you started working yet and how are you liking it?
I came across their old emails and realized I'd seen absolutely nothing posted here and couldn't help but wonder whatever happened...
TIA to anyone with info!!!
IC Jobs SM
There are tons of IC jobs posted on mtjobs.com
are there still jobs to get?
I feel like I've sent in at least this number of applications/resumes, as well. Will we get jobs? I have worked for over 15 years in lots of MT areas. I have left messages with recruiters who don't call back. Why do they even advertise? What should our timeline be, if we have passed the tests? Really? I have talked to a number of MT's who have told me with my experience that I should have no trouble. But, I'm still not getting calls or even nos. Do they just end up calling you out of the blue?
Let's face it we have all had jobs that were 2 minutes long from a difficult ESL that ended up taking forever to get through and then you end up with a terrible line count for all the time you spent listening. Sorry, but none of us are going to believe you if you try to say otherwise. You two posters should keep your HELPFUL advice to yourselves.
3 cpl VR jobs...
TTD is posting a job paying 3 cpl for VR. As an experienced VR Escription MT, that means you will be making around 15 dollars an hour after taxes as an IC. Just wanted to make some of you aware of this. The rate you should be getting should be as an employee making 4 cents a line, that is an ideal position. If you are a newbie and want to consider taking a job for 3 cpl, go for it, and take the experience to a better paying job later on. These companies are paying too low for all of our experience. Stay away from these companies that pay 3 cpl as an IC.
By all means, if there were jobs out there to be had, I would be having them. You make it seem so easy to go and get 2-3 jobs in this economy. Decided going back to school is the best plan.
If I had an attic full of treasures I would use something like Craigslist or private Yard Sale situations. Some small towns in my area have decided people must buy a permit for yard sales. I have some friends who set up their yard sale in my very large country yard. They advertise and split the costs for the ad between all of them. Some of them sell their crafts too. Most of them make $200 to $500 in a day.
Some people attend private auctions, like estate auctions, and buy stuff they then re-sell at yard sales. Who's to say whether they bought the stuff at an auction or got it out of their attic.
As for the housecleaners, they don't have a business per se nor do they need a license unless they are running a business with employees. The person doing celiac diets had to be approved by the health department but you wouldn't believe how little that cost her. She sat up her commercial kitchen in an old Air Stream travel trailer she bought for I think she said $1500. Her dad converted it for her and spent another couple hundred dollars, then what the health department charged for their inspection and whamo, she was in a legitimate business. She doesn't have employees but she did purchase liability insurance (smart) and that insurance and other things are deductible. As well, the expense of the travel trailer and health department inspection are also depreciated as is her computer, phone and many other deductions that aren't available to employees.
You have to figure out the angles yourself. If you live outside city limits it is a lot more simple. The house cleaning people are required to file an income tax return but I seriously doubt they do so as it's a cash business and their customers can't deduct the expense on taxes. Different story if they were doing commercial cleaning. I'm not suggesting anyone break the law but it's up to each individual how they want to handle their business or money making effort and whether they want to have a business or just be self-employed. In any event, if you do form a business or become self-employed, it is likely that you would actually pay less taxes as the same deductions are available to you that are available to any large business.
I think these days about all you can do is minimize the hoops you have to jump through and go ahead and jump through those you can't avoid. The trade-off is jump through the necessary hoops and make a living or avoid the hoops and starve to death.
Does anyone know anything about Synernet or PJs transcription companies?
Might as well get used to it. I have 3 jobs and 2
IC Jobs SM
When I first started I had a company do this to me. Hire me as an IC and then tell me when I had to work, etc. I decided to go the employee route instead. Now I need more flexibility so I decided to look for a real IC job again. I found it with Sten-Tel. They don't even require a minimal line count (which I thought was a little weird), but they also told me when the work would be available. If I choose to work outside of that time, then I run the risk of running low on work. So the pay is good for QA and I get to set me schedule. Now let's hope this all actually works out!!!! We shall see LOL.