I can certainly relate to your feelings of "no emotional involvement"...I had a very high stress, 24/7 commitment for 12 years with a surgeon that I left about 1 1/2 years ago. Since then, I have been doing medical transcription from home. No financial investment, or emotional, really. I work the hours I want, the days I want, as long as I produce as much as I committed to, so yes, you need to be a very good, accurate typist, with good command of the English language, in addition to medical terminology, but it really isn't difficult to learn.
As far as the pay, well you can pretty much make it what you want, depending on how much time you are willing to commit to typing.
I recently also heard about a website, not sure of the address, but it is for "virtual assistants" - companies pay you by the job, or by the hour, on special projects and you let them know what you specialize in, for example, Powerpoint presentations. I think this does involve a small investment. I really did not research this, but someone had mentioned it to me, so I'm just passing the information along.
Hope this helps,
[This message has been edited by MIMI427 (edited 08-06-2007).]