The Life of a Voicemail Transcriptionist

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If you want to work in a call center environment but looking for a non voice account, why not try being a transcriptionist? As long as you can type at least 32 words per minute, has excellent written and communication skills, has excellent understanding of different American accents, then you are qualified enough to be a general
transcriptionist. Though the salary is lower than those who take calls, being a VMT is less stressful.

Right now, there are companies in the Philippines who are hiring for Voice Transcriptionists. If you are lucky, you can do it home based, but off site transcription are for those who are well experienced. What VMTs do is transcribe an audio, usually from a voicemail, and then submit it to the client, which is later checked and edited by a Quality Assurance person. There are also transcription works like transcribing subtitles for movies, but it’s hard to get on that type of work.

I tell you, it’s easy to get into this kind of job. I tried being a transcriptionist before without prior experience, but I get used to it after a couple of months. I was paid for around 12,000 PHP basic salary for 8 hours of work for 5 days a week. I know it’s not that much, but it’s good enough for those who seek temporary employment. But if you want to pursue the career, you might end up getting paid around 35,000PHP as your level of transcription improves. Search for transcription work through Jobstreet, JobsDB or just Google it, hope you’ll find what interests you. 

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