@talentryto- You make a very good point. Many doctors, dentists, and hospitals have transitioned to computerized medical charting, which has seriously reduced the need for medical transcriptionists in these practices. What once was a career field that offered workers many available positions and created medical transcription schools and courses around the country is now in decline.
Some medical facilities and practices do still use medical transcription to chart patient notes. However, it is a good idea for anyone interested in this field to check with these facilities in his or her area before committing to an online medical transcription course. He or she may find that there are no positions available, or that there is a need to learn how to use the latest medical transcription technology and equipment to qualify for such jobs. This may require hands-on training in a classroom setting instead of online instruction.