Medical Transcription as a career

A role of medical transcriptionist is basically to covert voice files to word documents.
The voice files are recorded/dictated by doctors or medical professionals. The transcribed word document is sent back to physician so that it can be printed or stored in computer as a softcopy.

Major business in medical transcription industry is sourced from United State of America.

To build your career in MT no "formal" educational ids required. There are some traditional schools impart trainings, certificate or diploma programs, Some Medical transcription companies do provide on job training too. The training improves the medical terminology knowledge, improves the ability to listen and type simultaneously. Such programs help the MTs to use playback controls like foot pedal.

A trusted certification is CMT (certified medical transcriptionist) and RMT (Registered Medical Transcriptionist) is given by AAMT (American Association for Medical Transcription). RMT is entry level medical transcription certification where as CMT is for advance level of transcription. Both of credentials are obtain after pass medical transcription test.

The basic skills required are good knowledge of English language, medical terminology, good typing speed, and stamina to work on stretch, good grasping power.

The medical transcription industry has good growth potential and the salary in this field varies from 0 to 60 thousand rupees per month based on your experience and quality.