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Enjoy the medical lingo bandied about on TV shows like "ER," "House" and "Grey's Anatomy"? Then you might just like working as a medical transcriber.

Workers transcribe audio recordings created by doctors and other health care professionals into readable reports. Although specialized training is helpful because of the complex medical jargon and the critical need for accuracy, many employers are happy to offer on-the-job training, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Better yet, the job conditions are cushy: Most are in comfortable office settings and telecommuting is common.

Median wages are $17.26 per hour for transcribers at medical and diagnostic laboratories, and some gigs will allow you to wedge the work in during evenings and weekends. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says it expects job opportunities to stay strong into 2018, with 11 percent growth expected.


 

 

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