February 9, 2017
In California, legal transcriptionists are in high demand. It is one of the fastest-growing fields in the country. The key is staying focused and learn as much as you can about the job once you get hired.
If you are interested in transcription, you need to learn as much as you can about the job and its responsibilities. Learn the code of ethics and what is expected of a person who works within the legal or healthcare systems.
If you are serious about wanting to be a transcriptionist, you will need to attend school and learn as much as you can. Work with the machines and learn the subtle nuances of the system. As you learn the tools of the trade, hone your skills and look for every opportunity to practice.
Practice makes perfect. Practice using the system as much as you can. Transcribe television shows and movies. Go to lectures so you can practice with a live speaker. Use every opportunity to practice your trade.
Once you have completed your schooling, apply for licensure or certification. This will prove that you have successfully learned as much as possible and that you have advanced yourself enough to meet or exceed state standards.
Choose your area of expertise. Some will choose medical, while others opt for the legal system. You can also choose whether you want to work with the courts or as part of the private sector in a lawyer’s office.
Hone your skills and step out into the real world. Transcription offers many opportunities to those who choose it as a career.