Last Updated April 30th, 2018

How Can You Work At Home As A Transcriptionist?

How Can You Work At Home As A Transcriptionist?

What do you think of when you consider working at home as a transcriptionist? When many people think about doing transcription at home, medical transcription is the first to come to mind. It’s a great job but requires serious training beforehand. However, there are other possibilities for people who want to work at home as a transcriptionist.

No matter the kind transcription, many jobs require some training. This will help you understand formatting and practice transcribing. This is far more challenging than just typing what you hear, even when you are typing verbatim.

The challenge with transcription jobs is that most companies will want experience. It’s a tough job and if you want to work at home, you aren’t directly supervised. It’s tough for a company to trust someone who hasn’t done the job before.

What Is It Like To Work At Home As A Transcriptionist?

Working as a transcriptionist has some advantages. Many jobs have flexible hours. In most cases you will be transcribing recorded dictation or conversations. The amount of background noise you tolerate is a personal preference. Most transcriptionists prefer to keep the noise to a minimum so that their work is heard more clearly.

All transcription jobs require tremendous accuracy. Expectations for accuracy are often around 98.5%. To be sufficiently accurate you need to develop an ear for transcription, which takes practice. It’s amazing how much better and faster you can work once you have done this.

A transcriptionist needs great typing skills. It is not uncommon to see jobs require a minimum typing speed of 80 wpm. Of course, this is a skill you can develop on your own and there are plenty of online tests you can take to show your skills.

Your English skills must be excellent to be any kind of transcriptionist. This includes grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary. Some kinds of transcription will require specialized vocabulary. You must also be comfortable with the required technology, such as word processing software.

Many community colleges have classes you can take to learn basic transcription, medical transcription, or legal transcription. You can also take online courses. The advantage to online courses is that they most resemble your hoped for working conditions. Not everyone can cope with the lack of face to face interaction in online courses. You’ll have the same issue when you work at home, however, so this is good practice.

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What Equipment Do You Need To Work At Home As A Transcriptionist?

Your equipment needs are fairly minimal. You probably already have a computer. Most companies prefer high speed internet access. A part of the job will be downloading the sound files and uploading your finished product, making high speed internet vital.

You will want a foot pedal to control the dictation. Some companies will provide this while others will expect you to provide your own. Amazon has a great selection of transcription foot pedals. Choose wisely – it has to work with your software. Most are pretty flexible, but read the description and reviews to make sure you have the right one.

You will also probably enjoy noise canceling headphones… something to make the sounds around you a little less distracting. These are generally very easy to find. You don’t need top of the line headphones, but something to cut out at least some background noise can be helpful. Any headphones that will work with your computer will do the job if you don’t care about blocking background noise.

Medical Transcription

I got my start working at home as a medical transcriptionist. The industry has changed a lot since my time, but the medical transcription industry is still worth considering.

You absolutely must get training to be a medical transcriptionist. Career Step is the school I recommend for this. Their training is good enough that some employers will accept it in lieu of experience, which is a huge help in landing that first job.

As you gain experience as a medical transcriptionist, you can go into different specialties. It may be useful to get certification through AHDI as well, although many jobs do not require it. Some certifications require a certain amount of experience before you can test for them.

Electronic medical records have greatly changed this job. Many medical transcriptionists aren’t happy about that. Some companies still use traditional medical transcriptionists, but others use medical transcription editors, which means you are editing transcriptions done by voice recognition software. Be aware of these challenges before you take any training for this career.

Legal Transcription

Legal transcription is less known as a work at home job, but there are positions out there. You’re best off going for legal transcription if you have at least some legal background already. This will make you more comfortable with the terminology.

If you’re considering legal transcription as a career, try this free legal transcription mini course first. This will give you a taste of what to expect before you spend anything.

Legal transcription is similar to the job of a scopist, but it’s not quite the same thing. Some places may use the term interchangeably, which can make things confusing.

Some legal transcription positions will require certification from a state or national board, such as AAERT or NCRA.

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General Transcription

General transcription is an excellent work at home job. Pay is generally based on production. This means you may be able to improve your pay by improving the speed of your work. The availability of work may limit your income, however. This can be enjoyable yet sometimes frustrating work.

While training in general transcription may not be specifically required, it is an excellent idea to get some. Transcribe Anywhere has a good course, including a free mini course to introduce you to what’s really involved in general transcription. Getting trained takes some money and time, but should get you off to a better start as a general transcriptionist.

General transcriptionists transcribe many kinds of things. Some transcribe television shows. Others transcribe interviews. Still others transcribe business meetings, and the list goes on.

With all these options, it may be difficult to decide which kind of transcription jobs most suit you. Consider what interests you as well as any work experience you have already. Pick the kind of transcription that best suits you, so that when you work at home as a transcriptionist, the job is interesting to you.

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Last Updated February 19th, 2018

The Big List Of Remote Jobs With Benefits

The Big List Of Remote Jobs With Benefits

One of the big concerns many people have about working at home is whether or not they get employee benefits. So many work at home options don’t offer them. That’s because companies often hire work at home people as independent contractors or freelancers, rather than as employees. Fortunately, there are also a lot of companies that have remote jobs with benefits.

Not every position with a company on this list will have employee benefits. Part time positions may or may not have any, depending on the company. Your best bet for a remote job with benefits is a full time position. Your search for benefits will be much more difficult if you want to work part time. That’s true with outside the home jobs too.

Companies that allow regular employees to work at home will often include benefits such as health insurance, vacation, sick days, 401(k) and so forth. These companies have come to recognize the advantages of having employees who work at home. Some companies are entirely or almost entirely virtual, so the work at home employees aren’t the odd ones out in the company.

While I have done my best to be accurate with this list, you will need to review individual job postings and check with the company to see if the work at home job you are considering actually includes benefits.


Temporary employment agencies and recruiting agencies will have much more than just work at home jobs available. Check with the agencies in your area to see who has remote positions available and whether they offer remote jobs with benefits to the employees they supply to other companies.


Adecco is an employment agency, and some of their jobs are home based. Possible virtual positions include customer service and sales jobs. It’s not easy to find work at home jobs by searching their site, but I did see some locations.

Depending on the job, you may be able to get benefits from Adecco after you’ve been placed in a position. Some positions are direct hire, using Adecco to find employees, and then I would expect the benefits to depend on the employer.


CyberCoders is a recruiting agency, and some of the positions can be done remotely. Benefits will depend on the company looking for employees, but many will have them available. The main focus of the site is on technology and IT, but there are also jobs in engineering, finance, and healthcare.

Companies With Multiple Work At Home Job Titles

You can’t put all companies into just one category with the kinds of jobs they offer. The possibilities are too broad. These companies offer a variety of remote jobs with benefits.


ADP (Automatic Data Processing, Inc.) offers a variety of jobs that can be done primarily from home. Many have location requirements and may require that you come into a local office at least once a week. Jobs that may allow you to work at home seem easy to find as the form allows you to select whether or not you work at a home office.

Many positions have to do with sales, instructional design, and project development. What’s available will vary tremendously, of course.

ADP offers a lot of perks, including medical insurance, life insurance, dental, 401(k), career development, tuition reimbursement and more.


While Amazon is best known to have virtual customer service positions, they have other virtual location jobs as well. They have positions in many countries around the world. Pay attention to any location information they give you even if it says the location is virtual, as some are not home based.

Amazon jobs can be very demanding, but the benefits can be good. Eligible employees can get medical benefits, a 401(k), parental leave and more. These can vary by location.


Dell is, of course, best known for its computers. It has a wide variety of remote jobs available as well. Some are field based, not home based, so if you don’t want to do field work, keep that in mind as you search their job listings.

Dell hires in many countries, and so benefits may vary. They generally include health and wellness, time off, and retirement plans.


Xerox has people who work at home in many areas, including customer care, tech support, data entry, quality control, software programming and more. Benefits include paid holidays, health care, retirement plans and more.

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Customer Service, Technical Support, And Sales

Customer service and sales job have been very popular with people who want to work at home. Employers can be very demanding about having no background noise audible on calls. On the other hand, many of these jobs are very flexible, which is why many work at home moms and dads seek them out. You might be surprised by how many offer remote jobs with benefits.

American Express

Most virtual positions at American Express are for customer service or travel counselor positions. They take calls 24/7 and may require you to have flexible availability. As of this writing, they don’t hire in California, Alaska or Hawaii.

Benefits for eligible employees may include health, dental and life coverage, paid family leave, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more.


Most at home jobs with Apple are in the customer service and technical support area. They also hire team managers and area managers at home to supervise the at home advisors.

Even part time associate at Apple get benefits which include product discounts and paid time off.


Asurion hires customer service representatives to work at home, and pays a premium for bilingual employees. You also get paid extra for working evenings and weekends. Performance bonuses may also be available.

Benefits include medical and dental. Tuition reimbursement may be available.


Convergys hires customer service agents to work at home. Some positions require more sales or technical support knowledge, but all are expected to do basic customer service.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid vacation, 401(k) and tuition reimbursement.

Enterprise Holdings

Enterprise Holdings includes Alamo, Enterprise, and National rent a car companies. They offer reservation sales and customer service positions that can be done from home. Pay attention to the location listed in work at home job listings – you will probably be required to live in that area to apply. Work authorization paperwork may need to be completed in person.

If you qualify for benefits, they may include medical, vision, and dental, life insurance, 401(k), flexible spending accounts, and more.


Sitel work at home customer service jobs include benefits for full time employees. Benefits may include medical, dental, 401(k), vacation, and discounts from partner companies. is best known for its technical support offerings, but not all of their remote jobs are in technical support. They also hire for positions such as web developers or data engineers that can be done remotely. Benefits may include medical, vision and dental, 401(k), and paid time off.


SYKES Home offers customer service work at home jobs with benefits, including vision, dental, and health. This may be good for entry level work at home job seekers, as they also list a customer service background as nice to have, but not required.

World Travel Holdings

If you want to sell cruise and resort vacations from home, this is the position for you. There may be occasional openings for a web developer or other positions as well. They offer health benefits and time off.


Many remote education jobs require a little travel to go see your students. Others may be done entirely online.  But when you want to teach, how nice is it if it’s also a remote job with benefits.

Connections Academy

Connections Academy runs online charter schools in many states. Benefits may be available to full time employees and may vary by state.


K12 runs online charter schools. They offer health, vision, and dental benefits, as well as a 401(k).

Western Governors University

WGU has positions for work from home instructors, evaluators and course mentors to work from home. There are some small benefits for part time employees, such as a 403(b) retirement savings plan and tuition discount. Further benefits, such as medical and dental, may be available to full time employees.


Many financial jobs can also be done from home. Not many are, so far, but there are a few companies that will let you do your job remotely.

Hires people for accounting positions. Benefits include medical, dental and vision, as well as vacations and 401(k).


Intuit offers work at home positions for customer service and tax support personnel. Bilingual positions are available. Some positions are seasonal, and may not offer benefits. Regular positions may also be available in human resources or marketing.

Health And Medical

You might be amazed by how many health and medical jobs can be done from home. It’s not just medical coding or medical transcription – telehealth positions allow some doctors and nurses to work at home as well. These medical remote jobs with benefits cover a wide range of possibilities, from medical coding to transcription to jobs for RNs, and more.


Acusis hires experienced medical coders and medical transcriptionists. Note that positions may require a Windows 8 computer, as some clients are not compatible with Windows 10. Benefits are available to full time employees.


Aetna offers quite a few work at home jobs in the health and medical fields. With a quick look, I found medical coding jobs, network manager, field case manager (significant time away from home), telephonic case manager, health coach consultant, medical director and more. Some positions will require that you visit client sites and may keep you in the field more than you are at home. Others are entirely at home. They make it easy to see if a job may offer a telework option by showing it off to the side when you search for jobs.

Aetna also hires application developers and web developers, and some of these positions may be done at home.

Most of their customer service positions are NOT work at home.

Benefits may vary by position and can include paid time off, life insurance, health coverage, dental, 401(k), tuition assistance, and more.

Altegra Health

Altegra Health hires various types of medical coders, and many positions are remote. They require at least two years of experience for many positions. Some positions may be seasonal or temporary, and so may not offer benefits.

Altegra Health offers medical, dental and vision plans, as well as a 401(k) to eligible employees.


Anthem has work at home positions available for RNs as well as positions in business development, data analysis and more. Some positions require that you work in the office for a time before being allowed to transition to remote work.

Anthem offers health benefits, retirement benefits, tuition reimbursement and more to eligible employees.


Carenet has work from home opportunities for RNs. Benefits include medical, dental and vision, as well as gym memberships and a 401(k).


Covance does clinical research, and some jobs can be done remotely. The availability of remote jobs varies significantly over time. If you want to be a part of this, you may need to keep an eye on their job listings. Career opportunities may be available around the world.

Benefits vary quite a bit by location, which is to be expected in a company that operates worldwide. They include health and wellness coverage, as well as matching eligible charitable donations.

HCA Healthcare

HCA runs various hospitals and surgery centers. Some jobs can be done from home, such as medical coding.

Benefits include medical, vision and dental, 401(k), and HCA has a partnership with Western Governors University to offer educational opportunities to affiliated employees.

Himagine Solutions

Himagine Solutions hires medical coders for a variety of specialties, such as inpatient, outpatient, HCC, emergency, and others. Positions typically require a RHIA, RHIT and /or CCS as well as at least three years of experience. Remote workers must have remote experience. Some positions may be full time and include benefits.


Humana makes it easy to find their work at home/virtual positions with a checkbox in their search form. Some positions require travel. There are a wide range of openings you can consider.

They offer medical, dental, vision, and supplemental health coverage, as well as a 401(k) and tuition assistance.


Lexicode is a medical coding service. It’s a part of Excela. To find remote positions, go to their careers page, and select the remote option for State and City.

They offer full time employees the usual health benefits, and also offer reimbursement for continuing education, and a 401(k).


Parexel offers various home based positions, mostly in the US and UK, but sometimes in other countries as well. These can include titles such as Medical Director, Clinical Operations Leader, Medical Writer, and more. Reviews posted on Indeed and Glassdoor say the benefits are good.


Most insurance remote jobs will require some field time, but others can be done completely from home.

Erie Insurance

While some jobs with the company can be done from home, many will involve fieldwork. A company car may be included if this is the case. Jobs that might have work at home options available include adjusters of various sorts and claims specialists. They say about 40% of their employees take advantage of flexible work and telecommuting arrangements.

Benefits include health, dental, and vision, wellness programs, adoption assistance, 401(k), life insurance, and identity theft protection.

Holmes Murphy

Hires workers compensation claims specialists for telecommuting positions in certain states. Benefits are not described clearly on their site but are offered.


Marketing is a great job to do from home, so long as you’re comfortable chatting with your coworkers online.

Acceleration Partners

This is a great company if you’re interested in helping companies with their affiliate marketing. You must live within driving distance of Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Denver, or Santa Barbara/Los Angeles. Benefits including medical and dental, 401k, paid time off, tuition reimbursement and more may be available.

Internet, Software, And Technology

Many internet, software, and technology companies now offer remote jobs. It makes a lot of sense for them, as there are so many tools making it easier to collaborate with coworkers online, no matter where they are.


10up is a fully remote company that creates websites and tools for content creators. Their teams are distributed, able to work from their own home offices with flexible schedules. Benefits may include health, dental and life insurance, paid time off, professional development stipend, and 401(k).


Articulate is a company that develops ways to make training easier. The company is fully remote and gives employees a lot of flexibility in how they get their work done. Benefits include healthcare including medical, dental and vision, flexible paid time off, a 401(k), a wellness benefit, and supplemental insurance.


The folks that bring us great software such as WordPress also hires people to work remotely. You start out as a contract employee, but if you’re a match, it goes to full time.

Benefits include an open vacation policy, home office allowance, books and conferences, parental leave, health, vision, dental, and more.

Remote job titles with may include Inside Sales Representative, Customer Architect, Business Systems Software Developer and Customer Success Manager. Jobs may include benefits such as unlimited time off, medical and dental, and paid family leave.


GitHub is a place for companies to securely develop software. Remote positions for developers, technical support, and so forth may be available. Benefits include health, vision, dental, and family leave.

[email protected]

[email protected] offers customer support positions from home, as well as project management, designer positions, and other developer positions. Not all positions appear to offer benefits, but if they are available, may include 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and health and wellness programs.

Wombat Security Technologies

Hires software developers and possibly other positions to work at home. They offer a full benefits package.

Are There More Remote Jobs With Benefits?

Of course there are!

This is far from a comprehensive listing of remote jobs with benefits. Many companies don’t hire remote employees consistently enough for me to list them here. Others do, but their benefit offerings weren’t all that clear. Keep searching the listings on my remote job board for more places to look for work at home jobs.

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Last Updated January 23rd, 2018

How To Find Remote Entry Level Jobs

How To Find Remote Entry Level Jobs

One of the hardest times to find work is when you have no experience. Many employers want you to have at least some experience, so there are a lot of jobs you just don’t qualify for, regardless of your education. It can be even harder to find remote entry level jobs.

But a lack of experience doesn’t necessarily mean you have no qualifications. You need to take a better look at the qualifications you have, and how you can demonstrate them to potential employers.

Remote entry level jobs are out there. They can be hard to get since the qualifications aren’t as demanding as jobs that require experience, but they are out there.

Just because a job is entry level doesn’t mean they won’t require that you have certain skills. Medical transcriptionists and medical coders, for example, have to take training courses before they can work in those fields. Employers aren’t going to take you on if you have no skills appropriate to the job you’re seeking.

Consider Your Skills

The first thing you need to do is consider the skills you have. What have you learned to do in high school, college, technical school, online school, or any other training you’ve taken?

Also look at any volunteer work you’ve done. Volunteer work can be counted as experience. If it’s something you’ve done regularly, it can at least use to show that you can keep to a schedule. Depending on the volunteer work you do, it may give you some practical skills as well.

Some companies have online tests they will give you to determine if you’re qualified to work for them. Transcription companies, for example, may have you transcribe a sample dictation. Other companies will test your typing speed.

You should also make sure that you have a good workspace and can avoid all distractions while you’re working. This includes your kids. Working at home doesn’t necessarily mean you can watch the kids too.

Possible Employers For Remote Entry Level Jobs

There are a number of employers that may be hiring for remote entry level jobs. I can’t promise which ones are hiring at any given time, but this is a place to start. Not every position with these companies will be entry level of course.

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Remote Entry Level Customer Service And Phone Jobs

Advise Tech – Prefers to hire college students and retirees for just a few hours of work as a telemarketer per week to start.

Continental Message – Pay attention to the location listed for work at home positions here. They may require you live in a particular area. It requires 1 year prior work experience, but there is no apparent requirement that it be in customer service.

LiveOps – While having experience helps, you can get started with LiveOps without experience. As you work you can build the experience needed to get onto the better accounts. This is an independent contractor position. This means any training you need for different accounts is unpaid.

NexRep – Take calls for various companies while working as an independent contractor.

Sitel – Handle incoming calls that may include account or billing inquiries, product orders, scheduling and more. This is an employee position, not independent contractor. Experience is preferred but not required for some positions. Benefits available for full time employees.

SiteStaff – This company hires independent contractor chat hosts to work from home. They don’t list experience requirements, but you do need to type 65-75 wpm and be able to handle multiple chats at once.

Sykes – This company says customer service experience is nice to have, but not required. This is a regular employee job, not an independent contractor position. Unlike many work at home customer service positions, this one offers benefits, and you’re paid per hour you’re scheduled, not per minute you talk.

Talk2Rep – The job listings show that customer service or sales experience is a plus, but it does not say required. Other than that, you need to be able to type, use their software, and have good grammar, spelling and communication skills. You also need to have a high school diploma and general education degree. Some positions require that you be bilingual.

[email protected] – This used to be [email protected] Some customer service positions with this company do not require experience.

U-Haul – Search for “work at home” on their job site to find openings. Positions may include customer service or roadside assistance positions.

Working Solutions – You can apply at Working Solutions regardless of experience, but the programs you qualify for may depend on your experience. It can take weeks to hear back if you have been accepted as an independent contractor agent. If you are accepted, then you can apply for the programs you are interested in.

See more remote customer service jobs here.

Online Research Jobs

Wonder – This company posts leads on my job board sometimes. People ask questions on their site, and researchers find the answers for them. I’ve seen on some reviews that they can be very picky about answer quality.

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Social Media And Search Engine Evaluators

Appen – Appen offers a variety of remote positions, but most openings are for social media evaluators or web search evaluators. Social media evaluators need to be active users of social media. Evaluators can set their own schedules. Appen has recently acquired Leapforce, which does similar work. It is not clear as of this writing if the companies’ job listings will be combined or remain separate.

iSoftStone – Most of the opportunities listed here are for search engine evaluators in various countries around the world. There may be other opportunities as well, such as transcription.

Lionbridge – This company may have evaluator jobs available around the world. The job description for the US expects potential ad evaluators to be daily users of the internet who can provide feedback on the ads connected to searches. Jobs may require the use of a smartphone.

Entry Level Social Media Jobs

Any of these jobs will require that you are familiar with social media at least through your own use. Excellent writing skills will also be a plus.

Crisp Thinking – Review the risks on the clients’ social media account. You must be very social media savvy.

ICUC – Content specialists for this company help manage the social reputations of various brands. Many positions require that you be bilingual.

LiveWorld – This company looks for people who can handle social media interactions as a customer service agent. Experience is a plus but not required. Positions may require that you be bilingual.

Mod Squad – If this company accepts you as a freelancer, you might moderate forums, chat with customers, or help with clients’ social media. You choose which projects you want to join and the schedule you want to work.

See more remote social media jobs here.

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Remote Entry Level Teaching And Tutoring Jobs

Cambly – Working as an English language tutor with Cambly requires no experience. Pay is per minute, and you set your own hours to talk to students who are learning English all over the world.

Englishunt – This company has two kinds of positions they may hire tutors for. The first is video tutoring, and requires a teaching certificate. The second, phone tutoring, does not require a certificate. They want all candidates to have at least a two year degree. As this is international teaching, much of the available work is in the middle of the night or early morning.

iTalki – It doesn’t matter what language you speak, you can offer your services as a tutor on iTalki. This is an international opportunity. As a Community Tutor, you need only native fluency in the language you’re teaching. Professional Teachers have to share their credentials. You have to attract your own students and can set your own rates on their system.

Samespeak – This is one of the few work at home companies I have seen that hires as young as 16 years old. They don’t seem to hire very often, and as of this writing have a surplus of coaches. Your first language must be English. – To become a tutor on this site, you need to be an expert in your subject, and be at least a sophomore in college or have a college degree. You must be able to teach at least five hours a week. Your pay rate depends on the subject you teach.

See more remote education jobs here.

Telephone Mystery Shopping

ARC Consulting – The site doesn’t list any specific experience requirements. They encourage parents, grandparents, people with disabilities, and students to apply.

Call Center QA – Perform telephone mystery shops and fill out a brief form. Payout is in 7 days.

Confero – You must be at least 21 to sign up for mystery shopping with this company. They offer both in person and telephone mystery shopping opportunities.

Perception Strategies – Healthcare mystery shopping, including telephone and in person visits.

SkilCheck – This company requires that you have an unlimited calling plan as they do not reimburse for phone charges.

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Remote Entry Level Transcription Jobs

Accutran Global – This company hires entry level transcriptionists as independent contractors to transcribe on a variety of topics, such as business meetings, teleconferences, focus groups and more. Pay is $0.004 to $0.0055 per word or $0.40 per audio minute as of this writing.

CastingWords – A freelance transcription site that is very flexible. Your pay is based in part on the quality of your transcriptions.

Daily Transcription – This company posts job leads fairly often on my online job board. They accept beginners but warn that the work may be challenging. The transcription is often of footage, including reality television and interviews.

GMR Transcription – Hires general transcriptionists without experience. Spanish speaking transcription/translation positions may also be available. Also hires certified translators.

Go Transcript – Pays up to $0.60 per audio or video minute. Hires worldwide and only requires excellent English skills.

Quicktate – Take their test and pay for their background check to see if you qualify. Pay is low, but that’s common for entry level transcription.

Rev – Take a grammar and transcription test, and they’ll let you know if they want you as a freelancer. As of this writing, they’re only taking emails, as they have enough freelancers at the moment. But it’s worth a look to see if they’re hiring again.

Scribie – Pay at this company is very low. As of this writing, their website states that their rates are $5-20 per audio hour. They break transcriptions up into 6 minute segments, which means each segment is worth $0.50-2.00. It usually takes longer than 6 minutes to transcribe a 6 minute recording, making your hourly rate depend on how many segments you can do per hour.

SpeechPad – You have to pass a grammar test and a transcription test before taking on work. You can select jobs listed that you’re qualified for, and improve your qualifications over time. Pay rate varies quite a bit by assignment.

Tigerfish – This company has been around quite a while and has a transcription test anyone can take to see if they qualify. They also warn you that each test segment should take you no more than 20 minutes, because if you can’t transcribe at least that fast, it probably won’t be worth your while.

TranscribeMe – This may be one of the easiest ways to try out general transcription as a work at home job. There’s an entrance exam, after which you have to wait to hear from them. Once you’re hired, you work entirely on your own schedule. The transcriptions are broken up into very small segments. Pay is not that great.

The Transcription Agency – This company hires only in the UK and does not require experience. They also offer translation services, but the website does not make it clear how to work for them as a translator or what the requirements are for that.

See more remote general transcription jobs here.

Remote Entry Level Translator And Interpreter Jobs

Any kind of remote entry level translator or interpreter job will still require fluency in the languages you use in your work. There will be some kind of test to prove that you can provide quick and accurate translations or interpretations.

Gengo – Once you’re approved to work for this company, you pick the projects you want to work on.

LanguageLine – You must have native or near native fluency in English and one other language. A high school diploma is required, and they prefer education in translation or interpretation, but it is not required.

See more remote translator jobs here.

Entry Level Virtual Assistant Jobs

Fancy Hands – If you’re good on the phone and the computer, you can apply to do small tasks at this company. You might make appointments or reservations for someone, or find a hotel for their vacation. Pay is through Dwolla.

Vicky Virtual – This is work as a virtual receptionist, so you’re mostly on the phone. They like people with a sense of humor.

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Remote Entry Level Writing Jobs

Most remote writing jobs are freelance, although you can find the occasional position as an employee. Pay ranges from pathetic to quite good, depending on the employer.

I have a lot of freelance writing opportunities listed at 115 Places To Find Freelance Writing Gigs. Some may require experience, but most care only about how well you write.

Verblio – Previously Blog Mutt. Ghostwrite blog posts on your choice of available topics. If a customer chooses your post, you get paid.

ClearVoice – Fill out your portfolio thoroughly with this company to get matched with clients who might pick you. Payment is through Paypal on approval of your assignment.

Content Divas – This company has you write a sample article and sample blog post to decide if you might be a fit.

Online Writing Jobs – Write for different brands. Pay goes up to $50 per article.

Postloop – Sites that are trying to get forums started pay writers at this company to post on their forums. Pay is per post. It probably isn’t a lot of money, but the work should be easy so long as you make quality posts.

WriterAccess – Take tests to determine the level you start at. You can improve your level (and pay rate) by getting good reviews and being on time with your assignments.

See more remote writing jobs here.

Alternatives To Remote Entry Level Jobs

A remote entry level job is not your only option if you want to work at home. There are a number of other things you can do that don’t require that you have experience – only skills.

Starting a blog is one example. It’s very easy to start a blog. There’s no guarantee that you will earn a living from it – ever – but some people do very well as bloggers. It’s an affordable enough option that it’s worth the try if you’re interested.

You can consider a more traditional option such as starting a daycare if you have a good place for that. You may want to consider some certification before you start – the Red Cross offers childcare training as well as first aid training, and these can be good skills to have.

Freelance work is another option. Freelance work can be a path to a traditional career or a business you run for many years. Sites such as Upwork make it easy to get started even if you don’t have experience. It takes time to build up a good portfolio as a freelancer, but it can be quite worthwhile.

Some people sell on Amazon, eBay or Etsy and do quite well. These kinds of businesses have their own challenges and are riskier financially as you have to buy things so you can sell them, but they can become very profitable if you know what you’re doing.

Whatever you do, don’t give up on the idea of finding a work at home job, even if you have to create your own. Remote entry level jobs are out there. Be persistent and find one that works for you.

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Last Updated November 29th, 2017

Medical Transcription Companies That Offer Remote Jobs

Medical Transcription Companies That Offer Remote Jobs

Once you have medical transcription training, you need a job. If you’re reading this, odds are that you want a remote job, something you can do from home. While medical transcription jobs aren’t as common as they used to be, they are still out there. You simply have to find the medical transcription companies that offer remote jobs.

The school you attended, if you’re a recent graduate, may help you find a job. If it has been a while or you’re now an experienced transcriptionist looking for a different position, you have to do more of your own searching.

I’ve found a number of companies that hire medical transcriptionist for remote jobs. Many require experience, but others consider training through an AHDI certified program such as the one through Career Step to be acceptable.

You can generally assume that all of these jobs will require a high speed internet connection and a reasonably recent computer. Many will require a Windows operating system. Some employers will provide you with your foot pedal, headset and other gear. Others may expect you to provide your own.

I do not know which of these companies are hiring right now or if they will be hiring soon. Check back regularly with any companies that interest you if they aren’t hiring when you look. I think medical transcription is harder to get into than when I did it, but still possible.

The Big Medical Transcription Companies

These are the two biggest medical transcription companies out there, so far as I know. There are a lot of smaller companies, which I will list next. Many smaller companies have been merged with or bought out by these two companies.


Back when I was a medical transcriptionist, I worked for a company called Medquist. They merged with M*Modal several years ago, but I didn’t work there at the time. I can’t speak as to how things have changed since I left, years before the merge, but Medquist was a decent employer for a new medical transcriptionist.

They still hire people who are new to medical transcription but have successfully completed acceptable training. Otherwise, you must have at least one year of experience as a medical transcriptionist.

They pay per 65 character line, and payday is every other Friday.

When I worked for Medquist, they were very good at accommodating my schedule. They did, however, expect me to stick to the agreed upon schedule. This is still true of them. They cannot guarantee that they can accommodate all scheduling requests, but they try.

Nuance Transcription Services

Nuance is one of the big companies out there. You may be familiar with their speech recognition program, Dragon. Even with that tool, they hire medical transcriptionists to check the dictations doctors send in, to ensure that they are transcribed and formatted completely accurately.

You must have experience or acceptable training. How much experience may depend upon the position you apply for. Benefits may be available for full time employees. Schedules are flexible.

Other Medical Transcription Companies

Eight Crossings

Applicants for jobs with Eight Crossings must have at least two years of multi specialty experience. If you have graduated from an approved medical transcription training program, you may be considered as well.

You must be able to process 1000 lines per day that you’re scheduled. Your schedule is flexible.


InfraWare provides a dictation plaform for medical professionals. They also offer transcription services bundled with their technology. Transcriptionists who want to work with InfraWare clients must have at least two years of experience in medical transcription. Some positions require at least five years of experience.


Med-Scribe has been around since 1992. Positions are often part time and may be second shift.

Three years of medical transcription experience is required. Report types typically include History and Physicals, Operative Notes, Consults, Discharge & Summaries as well as Diagnostics. They prefer that you have ChartNet experience, but it is not required.

Preferred Transcriptions

Applicants for medical transcription positions must have at least two years of experience. You must have your own equipment, including antivirus software. A minimum of 20 hours a week is required.


Must have appropriate training and at least three years medical transcription experience. CMT preferred. Transcription to include acute care, clinic, radiology and/or pathology.

Also hires editors and QA for medical dictation.


Full and part time medical transcriptionist positions may be available and experience is required. Prefers transcriptionists with either a certificate or certification.

SpectraMedi also hired QA editors and medical billers. Once again, experience is required.


StenTel is another company that has doctors use voice recognition software for their transcriptions, and then uses medical transcriptionists to ensure that it’s accurate.

Medical transcription opportunities with StenTel are generally for independent contractors, not employees. Their application asks about the software you’re familiar with as well as the rates you expect. If you don’t have experience, I wouldn’t assume that you can get top rates for your work. They also want to know if you have a foot pedal, as well as basic facts about your computer.


Ubiqus hires only U.S. based, English speaking transcriptionists. They strongly prefer at least 1-5 years of transcription experience or professional medical transcription training.

Deadlines can be very strict. Pay is every two weeks. Transcriptionist positions are for independent contractors – you will not be considered an employee. Positions are part time and they can work with your schedule.

United Transcription

United Transcription hires U.S. based medical transcriptionists for straight transcription. You must have at least three years of experience and excellent quality scores. This is NOT open to entry level candidates.

This position is best for those who are familiar with ESL dictation.

There are, of course, many other medical transcription companies out there. Some require you to work in the office, but others will offer remote jobs. Take a look around, and see what you can find if none of these work out.

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Last Updated October 13th, 2017

11 Companies That Offer Remote Medical Coding Jobs

Companies That Offer Remote Medical Coding Jobs

Remote medical coding is a popular choice for people who want to work at home. Once you’ve finished your online medical coding training, it’s time to start looking for a job. The hard part is finding companies that offer such jobs.

Most companies that have remote medical coding jobs require at least 2-3 years of experience. This means that no matter how well your training went, you probably won’t find a remote or online position right away.

This is actually a good thing, as experience teaches you things you won’t have learned in your training. Working in an office with more experienced people around you will help you gain the experience you need to do the job successfully at home. Some companies will even let you transition to a remote position once you’ve proven your accuracy.

Get the credentials needed for better medical coding positions as soon as you can. A CCS, CCP or other credential can open up opportunities to you.

Here are some companies that offer remote medical coding jobs. Most will require experience and are fairly strict about it.


Accentus is a part of Nuance Health, a company that offers healthcare IT solutions such as speech recognition and tools for more accurate medical coding. Accentus offers jobs in both Canada and the United States. Coders must have a CCS or CCS-P and/or CPC or CPC-H, RHIT and RHIA as well as 3-5 years of coding experience.


Acusis hires medical transcriptionists and medical coders. Each requires 3+ years of relevant experience. Medical coding positions require appropriate AHIMA or AAPC certifications. Most positions are home based, although some may be available in an office.

Altegra Health

Altegra Health hires for a variety of remote medical coding jobs. They typically require about three years of experience plus appropriate certification, but this may vary by position. Not all positions are home based.


Aviacode offers contract remote medical coding jobs. Applicants must have appropriate certification through either AAPC or AHIMA as well as at least two years of experience, depending on the positions.


Lexicode is now a part of Excela, a global provider of transaction processing solutions and enterprise information management. Some positions require only 1-2 years of coding experience. Appropriate certifications such as CPC, CCS and so forth are required.

HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare offers a range of work from home opportunities. It’s not just for medical coders. However, as that’s the focus here, note that they expect the usual credentials and at least two years experience for medical coding positions.


Himagine Solutions hires medical coders for a variety of specialties, such as inpatient, outpatient, HCC, emergency, and others. Positions typically require a RHIA, RHIT and /or CCS as well as at least three years of experience.


Humana hires various work at home health care professionals, including medical coders. Some positions may require limited travel. Medical coding jobs require a CPC, CCS, RHIA, or RHIT.

Maxim Health Information Services

Maxim helps many well known organizations fill medical coding positions. These positions may be long term, short term or permanent. Full time positions include benefits.


nThrive hires medical coders and clinical documentation improvement specialists for remote positions. These positions require certifications such as RHIA or RHIT or CCS, CCA or similar, and prefers certifications relevant to your specialty. Two years of recent, hands on medical coding experience is required.

United Health Group

United Health Group has a range of telecommuting positions available, not just medical coding. Optum is the part of the company that handles medical coding. Appropriate AHIMA or AAPC certifications are required, along with 3+ years of coding experience.

These are just some of the companies out there that hire people for remote medical coding jobs. You can find more listings on the Home With The Kids Online Job Board.

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