The job of a medical transcripter is related to the healthcare industry. It involves converting the dictated reports, notes and procedures provided by a medical practitioner into text or electronic format. This is done to compile the reports into files for the purpose of record as well as reference. The report so dictated represents a patient's case history as well as the treatment procedures. Transcription is an important and integral part of the medical field, as medical doctors after performing a procedure, surgical or otherwise, put them on record in written. A transcripter comes useful, as he or she with the help of speech recognition software and skills in transcripting, converts the recorded voice into text in electronic devices like computers.
Eligibility and course duration
Graduation in any discipline from a recognized university. Selection is through an entrance test and interview. Proficiency in English language is essential.
Duration of the program is 1 year.
More about the course
The medical transcription field has been quite popular in the country since a good many years. Cheap availability of good English speaking population and internet, resulted in a boom in this sector. The high conversion rate of dollar to rupee also ensured that the sector remains quite attractive for educated English speaking men and women. Moreover, the job is also not of much burden. All that you need to do is to listen to the recordings by the medical doctors and type them into text format. With recent advances in speech recognition software, there is no need to type these days. All that a transcriptionist does is edit the automatically transcripted lines. Among the reports that are transcribed are patient's medical history, diagnostic analysis, medical procedures, case history, autopsy reports and discharge summaries. Among the things that you are trained on are health information management, speech recognition technology and skills in the English language.
Medical transcription was quite an attractive profession when it first arrived from the US in the last decade. It was a well-paying one and many young men and women left their previous jobs and took to this field. Even though in recent years the sheen has lessened a lot, medical transcription still provides for viable employment opportunities to the educated in the country. Medical transcriptionists work for insurance companies, hospitals, doctor's offices and so on. Career growth is however limited.
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