Welcome to the testing area for potential Nicholas Transcription subcontractors.

Looking for new transcriptionists is a major undertaking for a small company like ours. We generally receive hundreds of resumes which have to be read thoroughly. We then pick a few dozen to send tests to, half of which are never returned (with no explanation), and then we have the task of grading the tests that were returned. Then of course, we call each applicant who tested well and explain the details of our open position, and how our company works.

We decided to do things differently from now on. The end result should be better for everyone concerned.

  1. We'll give you some details about our company.
  2. We'll let you download the testing materials.
  3. We'll give you a place to upload your finished test along with your resume.
Doesn't that sound more efficient for everyone? We think so.

About Working For Us:
We transcribe for 100+ providers of varying specialties. Although we are growing steadily, most of our clients have been with us for years. We distribute work to our MTs (and collect the finished documents) via our own FTP server. Our MTs utilize custom templates, specific to each provider. We will further customize the templates at the request of any MT. We NEVER throw the dictation into a work pool and NEVER require a minimum line count.

Our MTs are assigned to the same provider(s) every day. While we will ask for extra help now and again, you are never required to. We try very hard to match all of our MTs with a provider they enjoy typing for, and who also has a workload that fits into your schedule.

All Nicholas Transcription MTs must own, and be knowledgeable of, MS Word 2000 (or newer). You must have a reliable computer and Internet access, as well as a computer foot pedal and associated software. All Nicholas Transcription MTs work on a subcontracting basis and are responsible for their own withholdings.

We offer direct deposit for a fee of $2 per transaction. You will be paid (per client) when we get paid by our clients. You are responsible for submitting your own invoices. We remit payments once per week. We pay per 65-character line (including spaces). Many factors determine a subcontractor's line rate, like which account they type for, experience, testing results, the amount of editing required, etc. Most subcontractors start between .07 and .08 per line. At this time, we will not subcontract to new transcriptionists. We require a minimum of two years (actual) experience. We subcontract to U.S. residents only.

Testing:
We have made available for download, four voice files from some of our actual clients. The first one is relatively easy, the second is an ESL provider, the third is tougher and the fourth is a real challenge. Three of these files are about two minutes long, one is four. The patient names have been erased (for obvious reasons), so don't let the blank spot in the recordings bother you. We have also supplied a simple (rather crude) Word doc template that includes all of these providers, plus a short BOS test.

We would like you to attempt all four dictations please.

To download the voice files and template, right mouse click each file and choose "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer)

  1. Abboud (02:07)
  2. Babatunde (01:56)
  3. Budnitz (04:01)
  4. Gillis (01:36)
Download the Templates and BOS Test here.

OR... download a zip file containing all voice files and a template. (2.3 MB)

Cardiology Testing:
If you have cardiology experience and would like to take a test specifically for cardiology, please download the files below. The patient names have been erased, so don't let the blank spot in the recordings bother you. We have also supplied a simple Word doc template that includes all of these providers.

To download the voice files and template, right mouse click each file and choose "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer)

  1. cardiology voice file 001 (Kalra) (01:06)
  2. cardiology voice file 002 (Pyne) (02:18)
  3. cardiology voice file 003 (Endo) (04:09)
Download the cardiology template here.

OR... download a zip file containing all voice files and a template. (1.9 MB)

Radiology Testing:
If you have radiology experience and would like to take a test specifically for radiology, please download the files below. The patient names have been erased, so don't let the blank spot in the recordings bother you. We have also supplied a simple Word doc template that includes all of these providers.

To download the voice files and template, right mouse click each file and choose "Save Target As" (Internet Explorer)

  1. radiology voice file 001 (01:25)
  2. radiology voice file 002 (01:54)
  3. radiology voice file 003 (02:44)
Download the radiology template here.

OR... download a zip file containing all voice files and a template. (1.3 MB)

Returning Your Test and Sending a Resume:
You will find below, a few basic questions that will stay attached to your test results, but you need to also upload a resume. If you experience any problems, please use the "Contact Us" link from the menu area, and state the issue you've encountered. *We cannot accept resumes in Word Perfect format.*
Please fill out and send, only after your testing materials are complete.

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