I never thought that this would happen, but it did. I was a medical transcriptionist for 13 years and due to "voice recognition technology" it is eventually being phased out. I never thought that a voice recognition system would be able to decipher the differences in voices being that many doctors are from China, Romania, the Middle East, India, etc. and it is very hard to get the words correct, however after a time in this job, you tend to get the variations. Never did I think technology would get as good as understanding this in my lifetime of work.
Well folks, never say never, its here! And to think I took shorthand in college for dicatation and then had to learn to use a dictaphone (the newest techology) on the job. Just about a year ago we hired a girl in her 20's who just graduated from an online medical transcription course and was thrilled to get a job in this field.
We are all being re-trained in a more laboratory type job, so we won't be losing our jobs, but its a big change for some of us that have been working in this field for a long time. The bright side being that we might get more money (and more hours) because we are learning more difficult tasks. Has anyone had any experience with this happening?