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Add Value to the Medical Transcriptionist Profession by getting Certified

Medical Transcription is one area of medicine which plays a very important role in its own way. A popular notion is that a lot of people tend to think that anyone can work as a medical transcriptionist. However, having a professional degree in medical transcription adds more value to the profession in terms of giving a quality output as well as a greater income generation. Moreover, employers prefer hiring transcriptionists who have completed some proper MT course.

A formal degree leads to interaction with the medical fraternity that in turn directs to a better understanding of how medical records management, health care billing & coding and medical transcription – the process of converting the physician’s written and recorded notes into electronic files –  is carried out.

There are many online courses and certifications available on medical transcription. These have a duration that range from a 6-month to 2-year certificate, diploma or associate degree programs that will teach make you adept in a range of skills. Most of these courses include subjects such as:

  • Medical Terminology and Basic Medical Procedures
  • Anatomy, Pathology and Physiology
  • Health Care Law
  • Ethics
  • Business Communications 
  • Office Administration
  • Word Processing

For people who are already actively involved in the field, there are two certifications for available for them to become certified in medical transcription:

  • The Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT) which is good for recent graduates of medical transcription programs or those who have less than 2 years experience in acute care medical transcription. They may become a RMT after passing the certification exam.
  • The Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) which is earned after passing a certification examination and 2 years experience in acute care transcription including surgical transcription and the use of different report types. To keep certification current, continuing education credits must be earned every three years.

Having a MT degree will get an annual salary ranging from $33,000 and $40,000. Many MTs are paid on either hourly basis or on the volume of work they complete. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), medical transcriptionists can also go on to pursue careers like medical technicians, medical coders and other administrative workers.

The current economic scenario does not seem to have ebbed this particular industry as the BLS has predicted that medical transcription field will grow faster than the average occupation until at least 2014. Those planning to join an MT course need to thoroughly research the training companies, check their syllabus and job placement rates. Some “schools” are training centers that don’t really teach what needs to be known to land a decent medical transcription job.

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MTOffshore is a medical transcription website that gives access to medical transcription resources. It includes a comprehensive database of the latest news, articles, blogs and medical transcription companies’ directory.

Nursing as a Profession

Nursing is one of the noblest professions in the world, which reminds us of Florence Nightingale. In the healthcare sector, nurses play a leading role from the operating theatre to the general ward and form an integral part. The largest group of workers in the health sector is those in the nursing occupations as nurses and nursing assistants. With the expansion of the health industry, the demand for nurses is also increasing making the career very attractive. As knowledge based discipline devoted to the betterment of humanity, nursing has developed into an art as well.

Recognized as an altruistic behavior, this profession includes a wide range of responsibilities and candidates need to dedicate time, personal effort and most of all, determination in caring for people’s well-being. As one of the most diverse of all healthcare professionals, it is all about blending together the science of today’s health care practices with the art of caring.

Generally nurses are required for the bedside care of patients, but it changes with the qualification and the working environment. They starts with bedside care, gradually acquires specialized skills which helps them to manage special group of people like intensive care patients, psychiatric, pediatric, etc. They provide medical care for patients, take care of those needing surgery, accident and focuses on the patient’s medical and emotional needs. Besides they need to provide medication, keep records of the patients’ progress, help in setting up and operating medical equipment, administration and several other schedule tasks.

Scope in nursing career

There is a great scope in nursing career- it is at a time very interesting, rewarding and challenging. The quality of health care services is improving and raising the demands for skilled and specialized nurses. One can get employment in specialized fields like Surgical, Medical, ICU, Telemetry and ER. They can choose like to join the government or private hospitals, nursing homes, military services, orphanages, clinics, old age homes, industries and schools. Yet, this profession calls for dedication and long hours of work that includes night shifts and extension of duties in emergency cases.

There are different types of nursing career options, including: Geriatric, Psychiatry, children’s, surgical and learning disabilities. Midwifery and Health Worker another related career options available. There are also specialist areas such as cardiac nursing, orthopedic, palliative care, perioperative and oncology.

There are a number of educational paths to becoming a professional nurse, which vary greatly worldwide, but all involve extensive study of nursing theory and practice and training in clinical skills. B. Sc Nursing, General Nursing & Midwifery and M.Sc. Nursing are some of the major courses, after completing one of the above mentioned courses; one can start to work in the hospital or private institutions.

We at Vydehi Institute of Nursing are committed to excellence in education and offer our students world class infrastructure, matchless scientific expertise, a meticulous faculty and above all a motivating environment for students to pursue their higher studies. The main aim of the college is to emerge as a centre that will cater to Nursing Education and research and to prepare well disciplined quality nurses who will spread their excellent services to people all over the world. If you are interested in becoming a nurse, wandering how to get into the field, feel free to contact us at

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Praveen P, working for Vydehi Nursing College. Like to be part of the organization to deliver better for the future

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