What is a typical day like in medical transcriptionist work?

The typical day for medical transcriptionist work can vary of course from one professional to the next; however, the work is generally very similar. Most medical transcriptionists sit for long periods at a desk, using a personal computer that is equipped with special software, an ergonomic keyboard, a headset and a foot pedal. Medical transcriptionists receive audio files that they must listen to one by one while quickly typing this information into a predetermined format for use in medical billing and confidential files. This typed data is securely uploaded to the system and transmitted to the proper department for further use. Medical transcriptionists may work in a group office setting in a hospital, or they may work independently in a home office, for as many as eight hours per day, five days a week.