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radiology transcription

Posted By: Janet on 2005-12-24
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Hi all - I am new to this board and am a radiology/cardiology Transcriptionist that would like to find a work from home job with benefits. I currently work in a clinic setting, and prior to that worked in an acute care hospital setting. I have been reading the job seekers and company boards and am so confused as to who is a good radiology company to work for and who is not. Can anyone tell me a place that they like to work for? I would love to hear some positive feedback on good companies if anyone is willing to share. You can also email me if you would like. Thank you very much.

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Sadly, I just changed MT companies, and I'm only up to 30 reports per day. It's not the terminology or the program - it's because of the dictators! Their voices are are muffled (which may be due to their dictating equipment), they roll the viewer while dictating, bang films, and dictate over each other. I listen to them over and over, trying to hear the words! I've transcribed acute care, and over 15 years of radiology, but never had such a problem with hearing the dictator.

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There are no benefits, but I was told that they do withhold taxes.

I have read in the archives where some rad transcriptionists get paid between $2.00 and $3.00 per report, but I have never seen anywhere near that amount advertised.

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