Transcriptionist and Editor FAQs

A transcriptionist (sometimes called a typist, independent contractor (IC), contractor, or healthcare documentation specialist (HDS)) listens to recorded audio files and transcribes the recorded audio into text. Athreon’s contractors, depending on their qualifications, process medical or non-medical transcription jobs.

For jobs processed through speech recognition, editors will review the text output for accuracy and make any necessary corrections. Athreon’s contractors, depending on their qualifications, process medical or non-medical transcription jobs. 

Athreon’s transcriptionists and editors must be high school graduates or GED recipients who have also completed a transcription training program. We will also consider professional on-the-job transcription training as a substitute for formalized training, provided you can substantiate a minimum of 2 years’ relevant transcription or editing work experience. If you’re currently enrolled in a training program, please wait until you graduate before applying. 

It depends on the client’s requirements. Our job postings will indicate if we are accepting domestic or international applicants.

No. Athreon does not offer formalized training. If you are interested in working as a medical transcriptionist, we encourage you to attend a school endorsed by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). If you are interested in non-medical transcription, we encourage you to seek training from an educational program endorsed by the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcribers (AAERT).  

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 transcriptionist positions are independent contractor (IC) status. Health benefits are not available with our IC roles. 

Yes, due to the sensitive nature of the work, all contractors must undergo a background check. 

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

  • High-speed Internet connection
  • Microsoft Windows 10 or newer (our system is incompatible with Mac computers)
  • USB foot pedal is optional but encouraged

Depending on the type of work you do, Athreon may grant you access to a style guide or direct you to a supplier where you can acquire the necessary resource(s).

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 clients do not speak English as their native language, which can make the speech to text process a challenge at times. Fortunately, all our work at home medical transcription jobs are backed with Help Desk and QA support to help you with clients who speak English as a second language (ESL). Our QA team also provides valuable feedback that helps with ESL assignments.

This depends on the contractor’s availability and the volume of work the assigned client sends to Athreon. Athreon’s transcriptionists and editors often convert speech to text for primary and secondary accounts. This approach delivers steady workflow and is useful for backup purposes.

Yes. Athreon provides contractors with feedback, both from QA and from clients. 

Work is available through our online workflow platforms. You download and install our technology on your computer. Jobs are available 24/7/365.

Athreon pays transcription vendors weekly via PayPal.

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