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Medical Transcription

a monotonous job, with great skill in understanding english,medical terms,clarity of hearing

Medical transcription has been emerging
as one of the fastest growing industry.
With the health care industry relying
on insurance and medical records,
the need for Medical Transcriptionists
is ever increasing.
It is well known that the Indian subcontinent
is an ideal location for outsourcing companies
because of its highly skilled manpower
coupled with not so expensive labor costs.
This makes India suitable
for medical transcription industry.
The process involved in medical transcription
is that the transcriptionist should transcribe
the records or documents dictated by doctors
and other paramedical staff, which are either
in tape or digital voice processing systems,
into written documents.
Records or documents could be
in the form of reports, notes, discharge summaries,
psychiatric evaluations, letters, etc.
Medical career as a career is apt for those
preferring to work from home, as many service providers
now offer home-based transcription.
Those willing to pursue a career in medical transcription
must be a graduate and must have undergone
a formal training in medical transcription.
Aspirants must be fluent in the US English
so that they can comprehend the American accent.
Other than that, for a career in medical transcription,
it is sufficient if one possess basic computer skills,
good hearing, communication skills
and familiarity with medical terms.
Ability to keep track with the medical terms
and procedures is definitely a plus
as it helps in fixing errors
particularly spelling and grammar.
As it a very monotonous job
it is only ideal for those who enough patience.
Jobs and careers:
Most companies prefer to train their employees
before giving them fulltime employment
as this job involves some special skills
that need to be honed with training.
Many companies also offer freelance opportunities.
Those willing to venture out can find employment in
hospitals, insurance companies, transcription services,
publications, advocate’s office, pharmaceutical companies etc.
Medical transcriptionist transcribes
patient-identifying information,
checks for grammatical and spelling errors,
does quality checks, among other things.

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