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How to Get Medical Transcription Job?

Updated on March 17, 2015

Medical Transcription job involves transcribing clinical notes given by a doctor or a physician. Every doctor needs clinical notes or history of his patient for reference. Medical Transcriptionists can help doctors to transform all the clinical notes to the written form.

Qualifications to Become A Medical Transcriptionist

In fact this profession doesn't need any special educational qualification. Even a person who has completed school studies can try to become a medical transcriptionist. If you have a good experience and knowledge in anatomy and medical field, then you can learn this profession in a short period of time. However, you need to get certificate for one year training course or two year associated degree. After getting the training certificate, you can try to become a medical transcriptionist at places like medical and radiology centers, insurance companies and hospitals where MTs may be required.

Every Medical Transcriptionist can earn money according to his typing skill, accuracy and good knowledge in this field. The job involves dictation by using voice files, ear phones and word processing program. Good listening power, language and computer skill and a sound knowledge on medical terms are necessary to become a successful medical transcriptionist. Every MT (Medical Transcriptionist) should find it necessary to refer a lot of books on medicines to improve his knowledge.

Medical Transcription Training in US, Canada and India

To get started with Medical Transcription any one will need a proper training. We can find many online training programs in MT centers of US, Canada as well as in India. A few months of training would be enough to get success in this profession.

India Based MT Companies

There is a good demand for Medical Transcriptionists in India. It is estimated that every year about 10,000 fresh medical transcriptionists are required in India itself. In all major cities of India like Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Cochin there are many medical transcription centers which offer training courses and a lot of job opportunities. Usually MTs in India will be paid according to the speed and accuracy of their work. The pay range is anywhere between 60 paise and Rs. 1.25/- per line depending upon the accuracy. You can check out the following sites to learn more. (Bangalore) (Chennai)

US Based And Global MT Companies

We can find a lot of job opportunities and medical transcription training programs for the fresh MTs in US. You can click the following links to learn more about available MT training programs and job opportunities in US .

We can also find plenty of medical transcription job opportunities in the following sites

Requirements for Home Based Medical Transcription Job

If you can prove yourself that you are a well experienced and skilled MT, your employer may allow you to complete your works at your home itself. The following things are necessary to work as a home based medical transcriptionist.

1. A Window PC with at least following configurations, Pentium IV, 256 MB, 3D RAM, 20 GB Hard Disk, 52X CD Ram Drive, Sound Cord with Amplifier or Internet Access.

2. A good quality Stereo HeadPhones

3. 56.6 Kbps External Modem

4. Foot Pedal and UPS

5. Licensed Software - English and Medical Dictionaries, Spell Checkers, Equipment Glossary, abbreviation dictionary and etc.,


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    suresh  6 years ago

    Hi, i have completed my MCA course and i was not successful in IT field, i am planning for a career in Medical Transcription. Can any one who is working as a MT or proof reader suggest me how the future would be as a MT. Any hassles in this field also as IT, kindly advice me so that i can proceed further, because i wasted lot of time in my career. Perfect advice will be helped out to my career and it would be appreciated a lot my friends!

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    Ingrid  6 years ago

    If you want all your questions answered on how to become a medical trqanscriptionist and work from homw, this site was very helpful. It answered all my questions and gave me some great information. Hopefully, it can help you. Good luck!!!

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    ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

    Dear justin perry, Thanks a lot for coming here and adding your nice comments.

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    justin perry 7 years ago

    Its been a long time before I can find some useful articles about Medical Transcription Services. I love our article.

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    Sonal Jacobson 7 years ago

    Quality medical transcriptions will continue getting jobs.


    Sonal Jacobson at Jason Transcriptions

    Medical Transcription Service Company, HIPAA Compliant service, USA transcriptionist and hassle-free work. We do work for all types of Clinics, Hospitals, and Physicians

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    Medical Transcription 7 years ago

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    Medical Transcription Jobs 7 years ago

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    free4india 7 years ago

    Looks like you left out my website from your list :(

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    Medical Billing Training 7 years ago

    Very good information, one can find plenty of tools and notes for the MT in web.

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    ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

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    Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 7 years ago from Tumkur

    A very good hub on the topic. This gives all essential details for a beginner. Indeed, medical transcription is a very good job now a days. But, ability to understand foreign english pronounciation is a must.

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    mdlawyer 7 years ago

    Your hub provides good guidance to job-seekers.

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    mt training 8 years ago

    Medical Transcription training is one important step in this industry .

    We provides some information of Transcription institutes like of Delhi , Ghaziabad , Bangalore , Hyderabad ,Kerala - Kochi ,Jammu .

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    Medical Transcription Company  8 years ago

    Thanks for your Blog.