Medical Transcription - An online career opportunity

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Medical Transcription is a great online career option for those who want to work from home and fix their own schedules. A college degree along with a Medical Transcription certification will help to get good job opportunities.

What is Medical Transcription?

Medical Transcription is the process of converting medical records of a doctor or a health care provider into documents. Medical Transcriptionists prepare various documents like medical reports, medical insurance details or any health related documents.

Medical Transriptionists work in hospitals or in clinics. The advantage of Medical Transcription is that you can work online from home and fix your own schedules.

Requirements for a Medical Transcriptionist

A Medical Transcriptionist must be able to understand medical terminologies and also be familiar with the physiology and anatomy aspects of the human body. They should have a basic knowledge of diseases, medicines being used and medical procedures.

What you need to know to transcribe?

A medical transcriptionist must have a knowledge of the following -

Medical terminologies
Anatomy
Physiology
Diseases
English Grammar
Communication skills

A Medical Transcriptionist should be able to -

Write with clarity
Proof read reports
Format medical reports
Type with speed
Manage time efficiently

What does a Medical Transcriptionist use to transcribe?

A Medical Transcriptionist uses a headset and a foot pedal connected to the computer. The foot pedal is used to control the play back speed.

A foot pedal that a transcriber uses has three controls for rewind, play/pause and fast forward. This helps them to increase the speed of typing. Foot pedals are compatible with Windows and MAC operating systems. They are simple to install and very easy to use.

Medical Transcriptionists also use a word processing software and medical reference material to transcribe.

A college degree along with a Medical Transcription certification will help to qualify for a Medical Transcription job. There are many institutes that offer courses in Medical Transcription. Having a Medical Transcription certification helps to get good job opportunities and subsequent payments.

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Hi!! My name is Mrs. Nithya Venkat. Writing is my passion, nature my inspiration. I write about topics that interest me.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
28th Aug 2013 (#)

Very interesting information vellur
Bless you
Stella >I<

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author avatar vellur
28th Aug 2013 (#)

Thank you Stella Mitchell.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
28th Aug 2013 (#)

This degree can allow to work at home and care for your family, Quality time! Very informative piece

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author avatar vellur
2nd Sep 2013 (#)

Fern Mc Costigan thank you and yes you can work from home!

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author avatar vellur
29th Aug 2013 (#)

Thank you Fern Mc Costigan.

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
29th Aug 2013 (#)

Great informative article..

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author avatar vellur
2nd Sep 2013 (#)

Md Rezaul Karim thank you.

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author avatar iwriter_sourav
1st Sep 2013 (#)

Freelance medical transcription work is quite lucrative and popular these days.

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author avatar vellur
2nd Sep 2013 (#)

iwriter yes you are so right, MT is always in demand and is lucrative. Thank you.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
6th Sep 2013 (#)

Great job opportunity...

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author avatar vellur
6th Sep 2013 (#)

Delicia Powers thank you for your visit.

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author avatar InduKr
23rd Sep 2013 (#)

Good info,Thank you for sharing,it gave me a new idea.

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author avatar vellur
24th Sep 2013 (#)

InduKr, thank you and am glad this gave you a new idea. All the best!

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author avatar ispeakthetruth
28th Oct 2013 (#)

This is very informative Vellur. I had thought of looking into this type of work myself. Now I know I would have to go back to school, to get this type of job..

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author avatar vellur
28th Oct 2013 (#)

ispeakthetruth am glad this article helped you.

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