Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions, and we have answers…

To qualify for our home-based transcriptionist jobs, you must show proof of graduation from a transcription training program. We will also consider professional on-the-job transcription training as a substitute for a formal training program, provided you can substantiate a minimum of 2 years’ relevant work experience as a transcriptionist. If you’re currently enrolled in a transcription training program, please wait until you graduate before applying.

No. Athreon does not offer transcription training.

You have 2 main options. Depending on the institution, an at-home self-paced study program or classroom-based curriculum is commonly available. If you are interested in working as a medical transcriptionist, we encourage you to attend a school that is endorsed by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).

No. While certification is beneficial, it is not required to transcribe for Athreon. We are more concerned that you have the necessary educational background and experience to produce highly accurate transcripts.

All Athreon at-home transcription positions are independent contractor status.

Yes. For security purposes, we do require our transcriptionists undergo a background check.

To be an Athreon transcriptionist, you must have the following:

  • High-speed Internet connection
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or newer (our system is incompatible with Mac computers)
  • USB foot pedal is optional but encouraged

Medical transcriptionists need access to the AHDI Book of Style. Non-medical transcriptionists may be required to use other reference materials depending on the nature of the work.

Yes. We contract with our transcriptionists to work a minimum of 5 days per week and transcribe at least 500 lines per workday.

Although turnaround times may vary by account, 12-24 hours is the customary completion time for most assignments. In some cases, as with stats, completing a dictation within 1-2 hours may be necessary.

Possibly. Some dictators do not speak English fluently, which can make transcription a challenge sometimes. Fortunately, all our medical transcription home-based jobs are backed with Help Desk and QA support to help you decipher dictation from clients who speak English as a second language (ESL). Our QA team also provides valuable feedback that helps with ESL transcription assignments.

Yes. Athreon provides at-home transcriptionists with feedback; both from QA and from clients.

Assignments are available through our online transcription platforms. Our technology is downloaded to your computer. Work is available 24/7/365.

Athreon pays transcription vendors weekly via PayPal.

Whether you do legal, media, business or medical transcription, all our home-based transcription jobs offer a number of benefits. You will have the ability to set your own work schedule and work from the comfort of your home office. Compensation is based on production, so the more proficient you become at transcribing your assigned job types and the more lines you produce, the more money you will earn. Our home-based transcription jobs also offer top-performing individuals opportunities for advancement to quality assurance.