What would an average graduate expect his career would be like? In this competitive world, it is really difficult for a graduate candidate without any specific professional skills to make a rewarding career that would provide a good income with a challenging job. But there is an exception to those who take up the healthcare documentation (medical transcription) profession and become healthcare documentation specialists. Medical transcription is a profession in which a transcriptionist can start earning with a minimum of ten thousand rupees per month and the average salary per annum is around 2, 45,000 rupees. If you are one of those graduates wishing to join this profession to make a great career, get to understand what it is and how people in healthcare documentation jobs work.
Healthcare documentation specialists translate the dictated voice records of doctors and other medical professionals into written reports in a prescribed format. Most of the medical transcriptionists work for hospitals, physician offices, and the healthcare documentation companies that work for the clients in the USA. Although medical transcriptionists work full time, there are many professionals who with their experience and expertise work part-time or work from home. The transcriptionists who work from home can do so as self-employed or work for a company and in both the cases they have flexibility in working hours and can work from the comforts of home without the hassles of commuting to work daily.
The duties of professionals in healthcare documentation jobs can be outlined as below:
Receive, file, and store materials as required.
Accurately transcribing physician’s dictations with all the details of patient visits and test reports.
Use professional reference material as required.
Review and edit the transcribed reports with respect to spellings, grammar, clarity, and consistency to maintain the highest levels of accuracy before sending the final reports to the client.
To become a medical transcriptionist one can join healthcare documentation companies like Avontix that provide training to graduates interested in this field and take them as employees. The training provided includes basics of English grammar and medicine language that are crucial in the medical transcription profession.