Hi, I am planning to apply as a medical transcriptionist. Is good typing skill really necessary?
Yes. Work in the healthcare industry is always a good idea. Medical transcriptionists transcribe recordings for doctors and other medical professionals. There is some special training involved, and you will need to possess some medical knowledge to understand terms and correct usage. However, most of the work can be done from home, and the faster you type, the more you can earn!
Typing speed: 80-100 wpm
Community Moderator at Typesy
I’d argue that good typing skills are necessary for most jobs in the 21st century workplace, but especially for transcription work!
In general, typing at or above 57 WPM is deemed above average, so that should give you an idea of just how well a transcriptionist needs to be able to type. Bear in mind you will also need the ability to actively listen while transcribing, so ideally you’re so comfortably with typing, that’s the last thing you’re thinking about while working.
Wishing you the best of luck! You’ll have to come back to update us on your progress!
Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)