job is a type of BPO job
and it comes under ITES in India. India is one of the
favorite countries for Outsourcing US Medical Transcription Jobs as
well as British Medical Transcription Jobs. There
are several cities in India where US Medical Transcription is done.
Some of those cities include Delhi, Kolkata (West Bengal), Chennai
(Tamil Nadu), Mumbai (Maharastra), Bangalore (Karnataka), Hyderabad
(Andhra Pradesh), Cochin and Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala).
Bangalore is called the Silicon Valley of Asia.
There are several Medical Transcription Companies in Bangalore, India.
So it is easy to get a Medical Transcription Job in Bangalore.
Medical Transcription Jobs in India are in great demand.
With a few months of Medical Transcription Training, one can
start a career as a Medical Transcriptionist. A Medical
Transcriptionist is also called a MT in short. The
hierarchy in an Medical Transcription Industry varies from
company to company. Usually it starts from OJT (on the job
trainee) who is paid stipend, then Junior MT, Senior
MT, Executive MT, etc. Sometimes people assume
transcriptionist's job is just mechanical typing work, but in
reality a Medical Transcriptionist requires plenty of Medical knowledge.
He will need to refer a lot of medical books or electronic
dictionaries like the Stedman's, Quick look, English Dictionaries,
and all possible medical reference books. He will need to
use his listening skills. He will need to use his
intelligence in determining what doctor means as the doctor will not be
available to clarify the medical terminology he used. Hence
medical transcriptionists are sometimes called as Medical Language
Specialists just to point that it is not a simple job that any Tom,
Dick, and Harry can do. After junior MT finishes it goes through editing
by another experienced person called as the Editor. The
Editor's job is to make correction on what his junior has done. It
should not be forgotten that a medical transcription work involves
simultaneous use of eyes for reading, ears for listening, fingers for
typing, foot pedal for controlling the voice player software of the
computer. Internet search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN have
really made transcription much easier by helping the MTs find the right
word by searching through various medical sites on the internet.
Also, search on a wrong spelling on these search engines leads to
suggesting of the actual spelling based on the important of actual word.
After Editing work is finished, it goes to the Quality Controller,
who will fill in the blanks or words which could not be understood by
the Editor. The Quality Controller will usually be a doctor who
will use his medical knowledge and skills to fill the blanks.
Finally, a Proofer goes through the whole document checking for
its grammatical errors or sentence restructuring before finally reaching
the doctor's table as a perfect record. All the while it is the Production
Manager who manages the job work flow be it a 24-hour TAT (Turn
around time) or be it a 12-hour TAT or be it a STAT job.
A medical transcriptionist in US is sometimes paid on hourly basis even
up to $16 or more. In India, Medical Transcription Job is
done at a price ranging from as low as 1 cent to 12 cents per line
(65 characters). The low price resulted as some new companies
tried to undercut the older ones in the pricing. The boom in Home
Transcription in India has helped many Indian companies to lower the
cost of transcription since they save on all overheads. However,
there is some worry as to the level of HIPAA compliance and security that
can be got on a home transcription platform. Regardless of that
more and more MTs are opting to work from home, especially housewives
and retired people doing part time jobs. Indian
Transcriptionists earn as low as Rs. 1000/- as monthly salary to
as high as Rs. 50000/-. Indian Medical Transcription
Professionals can earns in Lakhs if they become successful in getting a direct
Home transcription Job from US as each Dollar earned becomes
45 times or more when it gets converted to Indian Rupees.
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