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Medical Transcription deals with interpreting and electronic encoding of patient assessment, therapeutic procedures, medical history and treatment from hospitals and other medical institutions abroad.
Basic Educational and Training Requirements
College degree holder with additional training in a Medical Transcription Course.
Skills and Competency Requirements
Characteristics and Physical Attributes
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.
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.
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 jobs.
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.
Training Courses Offered/Cost of Training*
Schools Offering Medical Transcription Courses
* Based on 2007 rates
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