My wife is a medical transcriptionist for two different Physicians' offices. She does all medical transcriptions at home for one gastro doctor, and goes to the office for the other ENT physician's group.
As a matter of fact, she's typing right now using her computer in the other room next to where I am.
For the physician she works for typing transcriptions at home, she get paid per dictation . . . $5.75/dictation. My wife's typing is extremely fast. She has the tape recorder on high speed. (She also watches the t.v. while typing . . . it's incredible!) She can type about 5 to 6 medical dictations per hour . . . about $30 to $36 per hour!!! Of course, here weekly pay check is dependent on the number of patients the physician sees that week!
For the ENT physicians group, she get hourly wages. Gets paid about $14/hour. This is her per-diem work and only works for this group when she wants . . . about 8 hours per week. . . . when she wants.
She owns about two medical dictionaries. Uses my nursing text books on occasion. Mosty, though, she's just a smart person who knows a lot about the subjects she's typing about. I would like to add that she's been doing this work for over 10 years. She also does medical billing.
FYI, the one "home" job was my job originally. It was a part time job while going to nursing school. Also had a full time job as an orderly for a local hospital. I hated doing the medical transcriptions!!!! It took me forever to do one dictation. I was always looking up words and analysing the physician's dictation. It was just too much work and time spent when what I really needed to be doing was study the nursing courses. So . . . my wife took over. God bless her soul!
Her moto. . . Don't think. Just type. Then do spell check
Hope this is helpful.