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Medical transcription
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The definition for Transcription is conversion of voice to electronic text form. Medical Transcription is an IT enabled service that requires specialized skills in utilizing Information technology in converting the voice data of the doctors who are in the US or in other countries requiring transcription service for creating records of patient history and medical advises into electronic documents.

Medical Transcriptionists
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Any graduate in any discipline, having a strong command over English language and strong determination to excel and willing to undergo a minimum of six months of training in MT, can become a Medical Transcriptionist.

Skills required to become a MT
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High proficiency in English

Good listening, writing and comprehension skills

Basic typing skills and basic knowledge in Computers.

How old is MT in India?
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In India, Medical Transcription business is 3 - 4 years old. The origin of MT is USA where it is a well-established industry, which is 25 years old.

MT companies in India
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It is estimated that there are around 300 MT companies including training institutes. There are only few highly recognized companies offering medical transcription service in India. The Medical Transcription services are predominantly based in Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Coimbatore, and Trivandrum.

MT training program Durations
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Minimum duration of course offered in medical Transcription is 6 months.

MT training curriculum
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The training are balanced between classroom and lab practice. The individual are trained in Medicine, English, Computers, Typing and Medical Transcription. They are given complete training on American accents and Listening Skills.

Is it necessary to have a science background to become a MT?

As a prerequisite there is no requirement for a basic science background, graduate /graduate belonging to any fields are eligible. Screening tests are conducted for selecting candidates for training.

Full time/part-time training
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Normally, it is full time training, as it demands 10-12 hours of study. There could be some companies, which offer part-time courses, but in this case the training period would be more than six months.

Crash course in MT training
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No, a person needs to go through the entire training as stipulated as this is a professional course. The training is different from all other programs as the accuracy rate expected from a Medical Transcriptionist is 98.5% and a turnaround time of 12 hours. There are no concessions to this stipulation. Though a person may have related experience and qualification like medicine etc., one has to go through the complete training module to become a medical transcriptionist.

Earning as a medical Transcriptionist
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After the training one could start earning anything starting from 5000/- per month. But for a good performer, the sky is the limit.

Working in shifts

This depends on the company you are working for. There are a number of companies which work in single / multiple shifts.

What are the job prospects in MT?
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Any MT who is able to transcribe with a consistent accuracy of minimum 90 % and a good speed has got a good future in MT.

Can I get a job in the US if I am trained in MT?
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Yes, if you are a Certified Medical Transcriptionist, you can get a job in the US. American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT) conducts the tests for getting the certificate.

How long is MT going to stay in India?
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A study done by NASSCOMM predicts that this industry is here to stay for atleast 10 years.

The kind of growth does MT industry offer
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The rate of growth for MT in United States is estimated to be 20%. These increased requirements are driving more and more doctors and physicians to outsource their medical Transcription to India. This is expected to create good opportunity for Indian Transcription companies.

I have a PC can I do Transcription from home?
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It is possible to do medical transcription service in your home if you have an Internet connection. Courses on medical transcription are available in various modules depending on your requirement. Please visit the medical transcription course page in our web site for further details.

 
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