8 Places to Find Work At Home Transcription Jobs


Many people start their work-at-home journey looking for typing or data entry jobs, and unfortunately, usually end up losing money to scams. However, there is work in transcription, if you have the speed, accuracy and equipment to do the job.

Transcription work comes in many forms including medical, legal, business and general. In most cases, you’ll need training and possibly epxerience to get work in medical and legal transcription. In fact, most medical transcription jobs I find require two to five years experience before hiring home-based transcriptionist. Business and general transcription can cover a variety of typing projects including transcribing webinars and seminars, dictation, captioning and more.

Transcriptionists make anywhere from minimum wage to $15 per hour, more if you’re knowledgeable in the industry, are exceptionally fast and accurate, and/or required specialized training or certification.

To get hired as a work-at-home transcriptionist you need:

1. Speed and accuracy: Many transcription jobs will ask you to take a typing test. You can test yourself using a free online typing test offered at a variety of sites. Some jobs will ask for a specific typing speed, anywhere from 40 to 80 words per minute (wpm). But speed isn’t the only skill you’re tested on. You also need to be accurate, which means you can’t make many mistakes. Fortunately, if you don’t do well on the typing test, you can practice to improve.

2. Basic understanding of spelling and grammar: You’re creating a written document out of spoken word. You need to know when to remove the ‘ums’, add commas and punctuation, and how to spell the words being spoken.

3. Foot pedal to control audio playback: Many employers will expect you to have the tools and equipment needed to do the job, including a foot pedal that allows you to stop, start and control the speed of the audio playback while you type.

8 Places to Find Work-At-Home Transcription Jobs

If you’re ready to find work in transcription, below are are 8 places you can check out:

American High Tech Transcription

Cambridge Transcription

eTranscription Solutions

Fantastic Transcripts

Mass Transcription




Want more transcription or virtual support resources? Pick up any of WAHS work-at-home resources for an extensive list:

Jobs Online: How To Find and Get Hired to a Work-At-Home Job Print or ebook

Online Job Resource– ebook only

  1. JoeB says

    Keep up the support you provide with ideas and information! Thank you for Your drdicatipn. May you n yours be well.

    1. LTruex says

      Thank you for your kind words Joe! I appreciate it. And I’m glad you’re finding value in the information at WAHS. Thanks again!

  2. Christopher says

    Thank you for the informative post. I have been doing freelance general transcription work online for about three years now on the Elance website as well as a couple of contracts with online transcription companies.

    You might want to ad rev.com to your list of transcription companies hiring. The pay isn’t great with them ($0.40 – $0.65 per audio minute on average) but they do hire newbies who pass their transcription test. You aren’t required to have a foot pedal, transcription software such as Express Scribe or even Microsoft Word with them.

    They already have an online transcription audio player that you can use as well as an editor in place of Microsoft Word. You don’t have to use their editor or transcription audio player if you’d prefer to use your own transcription software and Microsoft Word.

    Another thing I like about Rev.com is that you actually have an opportunity to listen to a portion of the audio file prior to accepting a job. You can work as little or as often that you want as well.

    1. LTruex says

      Thank you for commenting and sharing the Rev.com resource. Sometimes newbies have to start at a lower rate just to break in and Rev might be a good option for those folks. Thanks again.

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