Hello from a new member! Just wanted to give out some friendly advice regarding online medical transcription schools. PLEASE don't believe all the promises and guarantees!!! It is NOT easy work, you will NOT make a lot of money in the beginning!! There are a few reputable schools out there, but for the most part, THEY ARE RUN BY MONEY-HUNGRY PEOPLE WHO PREY ON YOUR DESIRE TO WORK AT HOME!! I have been a medical transcriptionist for 10+ years and currently own my own medical transcription company. I have never been ripped off by a medical transription training program, but I'm concerned with what I'm seeing. I personally know quite a few people that have spent lots of money on medical transcription training, but have never worked one day as a transcriptionist. Here's the truth about medical transcription: It is not easy to get a job. It is hard work. You will work LOTS of hours the first few years to make a living. The average starting pay rate has NOT gone up in 10+ years. If an online training school tries to tell you different, beware! Now that I've said that, there is good quality training available. My recommendation is to check out your local technical schools. Most of them have decent programs - some even offer job placement. 100% of the vocational/technical school programs I've looked at are also much less expensive. So, before you add $1000+ to your credit card debt for an online training program, check out your options !!