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Re: Jobs

Postby AussieBritLu » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:20 pm

Lots to think about. I wouldn't really know where to start.

I don't have Australian qualifications other than my cert IV ;) .

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I used to babysit in the uk when I was younger and before I started working full time at the airport.....but I don't have current first aid etc I don't pick up dd from school....she goes on the bus. But it's certainly something to think about.

What is transcription? I can type fairly quickly when I get on my laptop...working in the airport on the ticket desk helped me there especially when we needed to get through hundreds of passengers whose flights had been cancelled etc ;)
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Re: Jobs

Postby Esther » Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:41 pm

Lu, I think transcription would be typing up people's audio. So imagine a researcher chatting into a recording device and then you listen to it and type it up all nice and neat for them.

Am I on the right track?
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Re: Jobs

Postby Mummy woo! » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:02 pm

DigDig wrote:I was going to suggest transcription. You can do it in your own time, and lots of legal services need it, as well as university researchers. Not sure of the hourly rate. From what my friend was telling me a while ago I think it was around $120 per hour of audio or something like that, and it takes about 4 to 5 hours to type up. (Though you can use free transcription software to make it go faster). Then it just depends how fast you can type. But you could advertise on gumtree, not sure if uni sites have a place too.


Medical transcription is also a thing - you have to be able to manage the terminology. A friend of mine had a big pay bump from her receptionist role because she had some kind of qualification.

Lu - watch out for private training colleges offering study at home - many of them are not worth the substantial fees. Govt is trying to clean up the system but many people have been caught out.
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Re: Jobs

Postby Jenbt85 » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:58 am

I looked into medical transcription as I am a fast typist. There's a course you have to do first and technically you can then work from home. From what I read, it can mean lots of extra hours with a medical dictionary checking you have it right as a typo (the example was hypotension vs hypertension) could kill someone. Though as you became more familiar with it, the extra hours would go down.

I personally would absolutely do it if I was going to work as part of a medical practice, but I wouldn't do it from home.
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Re: Jobs

Postby AussieBritLu » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:21 am

Yea thanks.

Don't worry mw! We aren't in a financial position to do courses ATM.
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Re: Jobs

Postby DigDig » Wed Apr 12, 2017 4:10 pm

With the research transcription, there aren't really any requirements. You can make the odd mistake here and there as well.
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Re: Jobs

Postby AussieBritLu » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:03 pm

How would I find out about it DigDig?
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Re: Jobs

Postby Jenbt85 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:20 pm

AussieBritLu wrote:How would I find out about it DigDig?


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Re: Jobs

Postby DigDig » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:09 pm

I would start by talking to anyone you know who works in a uni, or even students. Ask them to tell lecturers and researchers that they know a good transcriber. You could even go and put fliers up on uni boards on campus.

Maybe just Google some rates?

The other thing you could try would be searching for transcription companies. There are some transcription companies. They receive the work, and then send out to their team of typists. Though I don't know much about these places, rates etc..

I think the best would be word of mouth. Once you find one, it might just get the ball rolling.
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Re: Jobs

Postby Esther » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:10 pm

I just typed "research transcription" into a friendly search engine. But I'm sure there must be educational insitutions who advertise for it as well.
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Re: Jobs

Postby AussieBritLu » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:35 pm

Interesting. We live a distance away from uni's etc...the closest we have to further education is tafe. Lol.
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Re: Jobs

Postby DigDig » Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:44 pm

I'd be happy to talk to you about it some more. PM me if you'd like to chat :)
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Re: Jobs

Postby AussieBritLu » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:05 pm

I will after the weekend :)
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Re: Jobs

Postby Nedsmum » Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:50 am

You could also look at short courses via tafe in medical terminology or coding. It's a fairly specific skill. With a medical terminology course you can apply for a reception job in any sort of doctor's office - reception or medical typing... or at a hospital, it was a basic entry-level certificate to get a job working in the catering or hygiene department of a hospital (sterilising rather than 'cleaning' is less physically demanding). As with the other suggestions, it depends on your computer typing skills, but it's less physical than nursing home work. Another area that is always looking for good reliable staff is disability work. Depends totally on the agency you work with, sort of needs the clients have, how demanding it is. And the other 'go-to' suggestion is teacher's aiding - either support working for 1:1 students who need assistance in the classroom, or working in a specific school for kids with disabilities... m
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Re: Jobs

Postby DigDig » Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:06 am

AussieBritLu wrote:Lots to think about. I wouldn't really know where to start.

I don't have Australian qualifications other than my cert IV ;) .

Cleaning I can't do....I have terrible lower back pain which is aggravated for days after doing a big clean at home.

Animals and me don't go well.

I used to babysit in the uk when I was younger and before I started working full time at the airport.....but I don't have current first aid etc I don't pick up dd from school....she goes on the bus. But it's certainly something to think about.

What is transcription? I can type fairly quickly when I get on my laptop...working in the airport on the ticket desk helped me there especially when we needed to get through hundreds of passengers whose flights had been cancelled etc ;)


Oops. .. I missed this post!

Transcription is typing up what someone had recorded on audio.

Another thought I had, how would your back hold up with ironing? One of my friends has someone who irons her clothes for her.
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