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Medical Transcriptionist Career Guide
Medical Transcription deals with interpreting and electronic encoding of patient assessment, therapeutic procedures, medical history and treatment from hospitals and other medical institutions abroad.
Medical Transcriptionist Task
Transforms dictated medical reports clearly and accurately into written
computerized records for purposes of reference, archives and legal proof of
Transcribe, proofread, and edit complex medical reports for a broad range of clinical specialties.
Medical Transcriptionist Basic Educational Requirement
College degree holder with additional training in a Medical Transcription Course.
Medical Transcriptionist Skills and Competencies
Must have a medical knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pharmacology (i.e.
drug names, dosages and us ages);
Be familiar with medical terminologies;
Proficient in writing (i.e. grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence contraction) and listening.
Medical Transcriptionist Physical Attributes and CharacteristicsDependable, Excellent attitude (i.e. flexible, patient, conscientious, resourceful, organized and disciplined).
Medical Transcriptionist Salary / Compensation
Medical Transcriptionists earn anywhere from P10,000 per month to P70,000 per month depending on their hours of work, typing speed and type of employment.
Medical Transcriptionist Prospects for Career Advancement
A Medical Transcriptionist with 2-3 years experience can qualify for the position of Editor after undergoing additional training in an Editor course. He/She must also possess supervisory, coaching and leadership skills. An editor receives an average of P15,000 - 20,000 per month in an office setting.
Types of Employment
Medical Transcriptionist can work in various settings: in an office; in their homes as subcontractors; or as direct service providers to doctors and other medical practitioners.
Medical Transcriptionist Employment Opportunities
The Philippines is seen as the next "destination of choice" in medical
transcription outsourcing. From 2007 - 2010, the Medical Transcription Industry
Association of the Philippines, Inc. (MTIAPI) projects a total of 75,675 new
Graduates with medical and allied sciences background including career shifters who graduated from a Medical Transcription Training Course are the prospects to form the pool of workers to fill the new jobs to be created..
Medical Transcriptionist Training Courses Offered / Cost of Training
Training for Medical/Allied Medical Graduates
Duration - 3 months
Estimated Cost - Ranges from P18,000 to P22,500
Training for Non-Medical/Non-Allied Medical Graduates
Duration - 6 months
Estimated Cost - Ranges from P24,000 to P35,000
PGMA Scholarship Program
Duration - 3 months
Offered by : TESDA Accredited Med Trans Companies
E3 Scholarship Program
Duration - 1 year
Offered by : International School for Medical Transcription, Cebu City
Schools Offering Medical Transcription Courses
American Academy of Medical Transcription (AAMT)
1705 Centerpoint Bldg. Julia Vargas St. cor. Garnet Rd. Ortigas Center, Pasig City
Tel. # (632)633-4612/634-4976
Asian College of Science and Technology (ACSAT)
1013 ACSAT Center Bldg., Aurora Blvd., Quezon City
Tel. # (632)913-2604/912-3236/39 loc 217/218
Legacy Skills Development Center, Inc.
2F Fabricare Bldg., Sucat Road, Para�e City
Tel. # (632)820-1575/820-7998
405 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
Tel. # (632)890-7319/7372
* Based on 2007 rates