If you are seriously looking at your career choices for working at home then take a good look at becoming an at-home medical transcriptionist. There are a lot of benefits associated with this profession, and one of the best ones is the ability to decide whether you want to work in an office or set up your own business at home. Here is a list of a few of the benefits of setting up your transcription business at home.
1. You will have many tax advantages. Any medical transcriptionist that opens her own office inside her home has access to numerous tax savings as long as the office is used exclusively for business. You can write off many of your home business expenses, and make use of other tax savings as well. You can deduct vehicle mileage, health insurance premiums, a portion of the cost of your equipment, such as a computer/printer etc., and also a portion of your home for electric, phone costs etc. The tax advantages are too numerous to list!
2. You will have freedom. This is what a lot of people are looking for in a home business, and with a medical transcription career you will be able to experience this benefit. You will be working for yourself and can set your own hours and have a totally flexible schedule. Many work-at-home parents transcribe according to their children's school hours and nap times in order to make extra income for the family. This allows you to attend your children's field trips, award ceremonies etc., and not feel like you are missing out. If you would prefer to work in the evenings, you can; if you want to work early in the morning instead, you can! This is the very reason that I became an at-home medical transcriptionist in 1994. I wanted freedom with my time so I could be their for my daughter. This is also an ideal career choice for people that are taking care of relatives at home.
3. You can reach your true potential as a business person. The sky is the limit when you run an at-home medical transcription business. You can take on as much work as you can handle, and if you want to take on more you can outsource work to other transcriptionists and make a nice profit on it. Many work-at-home transcriptionists earn a lucrative income by starting a business and hiring other transcriptionists as sub-contractors.
If you have a good listening ear and are good at English and grammar, you will probably enjoy medical transcription. Typing speed is not particularly an issue, as the accuracy of the patient's note is of utmost importance, and speed comes with practice anyway. The person that best suits this type of work is able to spend time alone and not be dependent on others for social interaction during working hours. Also, a person that is detail oriented will enjoy this work. It is not difficult to do, but it does take some training.
All of these benefits are available to anybody that wants to start an at-home medical transcriptionist career. Everyone has their own reasons why they want to work at home, but no matter what your own personal reason is, you will find that this opportunity offers all of the benefits you see listed above and many more. Take a look at this incredible field of healthcare and see if it makes a good fit in your life. Unlike many work-at-home scams, medical transcription is the "real deal", and has given me the freedom and earnings I desire, and am very happy with, and I'm sure you will be too!