The idea of working at home is certainly alluring. Whether you’re looking for more flexibility to balance your responsibilities as a parent, or just want to ditch your daily commute, making your house double as your office definitely has its benefits.
Transcription is one job type that lends itself nicely to working from home. It involves listening to audio files and typing what is said, and is used in a variety of industries, including the medical field, law, insurance and journalism.
Allegis Transcription is currently hiring both entry-level and experienced transcriptionists for the insurance industry. No experience is required for the entry-level job, which is totally awesome and pretty rare, according to The Penny Hoarder.
The company specializes in the strict verbatim-style of transcription, which means you type exactly what is said. They will provide training, for which you must be available between two to hours per day, for two to three weeks, generally during the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. PST.
Once you’re don with training, the jobs are independent contractor positions and you have the ability to choose your own hours. You can work from anywhere within the United States.
While you don’t need experience with transcription, you do need to be able to type at a minimum speed of 75 words per minute.
Other desired qualifications include excellent spelling, grammar and punctuation skills, good attention to detail and tech savvy. You must also have a Windows based PC with MS Word 2010 or higher. See the complete job description and apply for the entry-level transcription position here.
If you already have experience transcribing, you are eligible to apply for the experienced transcriptionist position. For this role, you need a minimum of two years of experience transcribing for the insurance, legal or similar industries. You should have the ability to produce 100 plus transcript pages in 8 to 10 hours.
You will need to satisfy minimum quality scores and weekly production amounts. All transcripts should meet or surpass 98% accuracy.