The increasing demand for medical transcription professionals in India has given the right impetus for various education centers and universities to come up with medical transcriptions courses. And what do you need to join one of Medical Transcription courses? Apparently, few simple skills are all that is needed!
When you aspire to become a medical transcription professional, you must have above average English skills, so that you can easily adapt to the American accent you will be hearing all the time at work. At the same time you need to be well acquainted with computers and must be able to type at a good speed.
But these are just elementary requirements and once you join a medical transcription course, you can be assured that you will imbibe a lot of other skills which will stand you in good stead at work.
Most of the places offering courses in medical transcription in India need you to be at least a graduate. Graduation is considered a basic educational qualification in India these days and so, there is no surprise that you need to have this qualification in order to get started with these courses.
But the good news is that some universities, like the University of Mumbai, offer 6 month-long courses in medical transcription to high school pass outs.
Most of these courses take in students on the basis of a written test, followed by an interview. The written test aims to check your basic proficiency for this career and the interview provides the institute an in-depth look into your personality.
Then of course comes the issue of how much you need to spend in order to get into one of these courses. Well, you will be happy to know that in India you can easily do a 6 month course for under INR 30000. And when you get employed as a medical transcription professional you can recoup this sum within five or six months!
So which are places where you can get a course on medical transcription? Here are some of the best study centers in India:
- The Garware Institute of Career Education and Development, under the aegis of the University of Mumbai.
- The Academy of Medical Transcription New Delhi.
- The Indian Institute of Medical Transcription, New Delhi.
- The Infocus RX Center for Medical Excellence, Hyderabad.
- Focus Infosys, Bangalore.
There are many other institutes offering medical transcription courses, all over India. So, you may find one very near to where you stay!