Medical Transcription

Healthcare Interpreters

Minimum Preferably Bachelor?s Degree in Science or Certificate in Medical Transcription Certified training for Associate Medical Transcription (programme aligned to SSC/ Q2402 released by IT ITe


Minimum 0-2 years of work experience/internship in related area

The tasks an Associate Medical Transcription is expected to perform include:Maintaining documents of medical records dictated and authored by medical professionals

Transcribing voice recordings into word processed text

Identifying and applying the correct diagnostic/procedural codes to medical records

Obtaining required information about patients Diagnosing the needs of patients for specific appointments

Scheduling appointments for patients on behalf of healthcare providers

Knowledge of common issues with voice recordings and how to resolvethem

Knowledge of methods and techniques for identifying words and phrases in voice recordings

Awarenesswith current practice and guidance in relation to transcribing medical information

Skilled in solving patient queries and scheduling appointments for them

Knowledge of techniques/applications used for reviewing information in medical records

Proficiencyin diagnostic and procedural coding systems like CPT, HCPCS, ICD, etc.

Familiaritywith the process of matching identified diagnoses and procedures in medical records to diagnostic and procedural codes

Courses in medical transcription

Hardworking and persistent

Attention to detail Result-oriented

It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Multinational companies usually work for 5 days a week and 8 to 9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift working may predominantly not be available

Overtime may be required

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Yes

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous One may develop occupational hazard like poor eyesight, obesity, joint pain, etc. if not taken care of

For fresher - INR 10,000 to INR 21,000 per monthFor candidates with experience - INR 14,000 to INR 25,000 per month (These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Prospects in IT/ITES and Pharmaceuticals Industry

According to ?Human Resource and Skill Requirements in the IT and ITES Industry Sector(2022)report, the IT service spending is expected to increase to US $ 1.5 to 1.7 trillion till 2022. It is expected that the share of IT and ITES would change from about 75% and 25% respectively to about 60% and 40% respectively, indicating an increasing share for the ITES (BPO/KPO) segment. Based on the trends witnessed in productivity and the likely growth potential of the IT and ITES industry, it is expected that the industry would employ about 7.5 million persons directly by 2022.

Thepharmaceutical industryin Indiais the world's third-largest in terms of volume. According to Department of Pharmaceuticals of the IndianMinistry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, the total turnover of India's pharmaceuticals industry between 2008 and September 2009 wasUS$21.04 billion. According toIndia Brand Equity Foundation, the Indian pharmaceutical market is likely to grow at acompound annual growth rate(CAGR) of 14-17 per cent in between 2012-16.

Hence the jobs in related to pharmaceuticals will be abundant in the near future from both, outside players and Indian companies.This means there will be a huge demand for Associate-Medical Transcription jobs.

Cities across India