What is Medical Transcription?
Medical Transcription is the process of translating doctor dictated audio files into the written language. Medical Transcriptionists type out the audio reports and place them into the patient’s medical record.
Creating virtual medical records play an important role in today’s world because we no longer visit just one doctor in one city. Having a virtual medical record allows doctors in different cities or practices to understand a patient’s medical history with ease. Medical Transcription allows this to happen, literally helping to save lives.
Why Become A Medical Transcriptionist?
1. Changing Lives
As mentioned above, a career in Medical Transcription allows you to involve yourself in the backend side of the medical industry. Although a lesser known profession, compared to doctors and nurses, its role in the proper care of patients is vital.
2. Schedule Flexibility
This position is interesting in when you work. As a Medical Transcriptionist, you can choose your hours. You do not have to work the traditional 9 to 5 schedule unless that is what you want.
If you want to work at 2 am, you can do that. If want to work early mornings, you can do that too. CanScribe has employers that only require a minimum work week of 8 hours. This means you can work one 8-hour day during the week.
On the flip side, you can work 80 hours a week or more if you have the time (and willpower). With a career in Medical Transcription, you have the flexibility to choose your schedule.
3. Family Focus
If you have children or dependents, you know time management can be a tricky thing. Working the traditional 9 to 5 is almost impossible to make work.
With a career in Medical Transcription, you can put your family first. With the ability to have a flexible schedule, you can design your career around your family. Never dictated by having to be at work at a specific time.
You also can have a career no matter where you live. Imagine this: you have to move from Saskatoon to Toronto, and then a year later to Kelowna. Through all of this, you have the same position, with the same company. Medical Transcriptionists work remotely, which means you are working from your own home, not stuck in an office.
Moving is never an issue for Medical Transcriptionists. They can make sure their family has a successful transition to a new city without having to work on finding a new job.
4. Medical Transcription Pays By Production
Getting paid by production is an excellent perk in Medical Transcription. This means, the better you are, the more you make. Having the appropriate training can set you up for success.
This position allows you to be financially rewarded for your skills and work ethic. The more productive you are, the more money you earn. Simple.