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Yes, you can train as an MT and only work part time. sm

Posted By: searching on 2007-08-14
In Reply to: Part-Time Work? - Laura

But the training period on average is 2-4 years, depending on how you go about it and what you want to do. If you have excellent spelling, grammar and listening skills, you have a chance. In order to do acute-care work, you would probably be wisest to train through one of the on-line schools recommended by AAMT (whatever the initials), since they are recognized by the national companies and you can get a job, if your grades are good.

If you just want to try for a clinic job and you have some background in medical terminology, you MIGHT find someone willing to work with you as a trainee, but that is difficult.

Any way you look at it, it will be several years before you can expect much if any income. In my experience, most MTs make between $12-$20 an hour, depending on their speed and luck finding the right job, and years of training.

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Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Spheris is not working out for me at all, but maybe it'll be what you're looking for.

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I quit for 2 years a few years ago because I was seriously burned out and felt brain dead, but when I started looking for work again could not stand the thought of going to an office, so here I am again.
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2. This is just one job only part time sometimes as little as 11 hours a week. On a good week 20 hours. Haven't seen 20 hours in a while.

3. Rate is .075 cpl.

4. About $2500 for food and bills and gas.

5. I would be $1,900 short of enough to make it if it wasn't for husband. :( All I can do is keep trying and maybe in 6 more months when I have the 2 year exp. someone will actually hire me. Believe me I have applied at SO many places.
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I would like to find part-time work to keep me busy in the mornings instead of nights. I prefer clinic accounts, ESLs or American dictators. I am willing to take a test anytime especially in the mornings EST.

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We want to work. Yes it seems like we are complaining a lot but you just do not understand what is going on and obviously do not work for MQ and until you do or are in our shoes kindly do not respond to us. We are letting each other know what is going on on this board because management does not care no matter how much complaining we do.

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This is basically a vent--I've decided I need to look for another job.  Two months ago I took an inhouse job (4 hours per day) at a orthopedic surgeons' group with the understanding that after a period of time this could be a full-time position.  But nothing has been said lately about that.  The office is moving the week after Christmas to a newer building.  I've been told the cubicle I'll be in is still just a one-person setup.  They have another lady who comes in for 4 hours in the morning and has been doing this for about 7-8 years. 

She is on vacation for 2 weeks and I'm coming in for my 4 afternoon hours.  I don't think I can keep the transcription caught up, even though the patient load has decreased some.  (This is a 10-doctor practice.)  I've wondered if I should ask to come in full days while the other person is on vacation.  Should I just wait and see how far behind I get before asking? 

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Oh, also part-time
I could use a second part-time job too...sm
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Dream on girl. Wouldn't we all love what you are looking for? With your experience, you could easily get a job with a company working fulltime and have the benefits also (you have that?) From what I have seen, evenings, nights and weekends is what they are looking for and many do not hire parttime anymore. Hook, line and sinker is the name of the game these days.
I don't know why it seems employers are demanding full-time only, but have you asked any of them what their minimum line count for full-time would be? Perhaps if you explained that you could meet that in 32 hours instead of 40, they might be willing to listen?

Most places that do take part-timers tend to insist that you commit to at least 20 hours. How many hours per week are you looking for?

Have you thought about going directly to doctor's offices and such and offering your services as an independent contractor?

Good luck!