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If you think medical transcription is good for you, then take thestep and join this field. Since you are conversant with medicalterminologies, it might not be as hard as it seems. What I can adviseyou is that practice makes perfect. Your work as a medicaltranscriptionist will be to listen to dictated recording from thedoctor and transcribing them into correspondence and medical reports.The reports will include physical and historical reports, dischargesummaries, operative reports, autopsy, progress notes, consultationreports, diagnostic imaging studies and referral letter (“Whatskills” n.d.). You experience in nursing will become handy sinceyou will be quite conversant with most of the terminology used inthese procedures. Most of the time you will need understand what thedoctor is trying to say so as to critical write them down.

Anyone in the fieldof medical transcription will tell you that your fingers, wrists, andarms will be painful from all the required typing. Although you arewell conversant with medical terms, will need to be responsive, fastand comprehend concepts at first time. I think this transcription isa lonely job as you will always be working in a quiet workingenvironment with a headset and foot pedal to regulate the speed ofthe tape. Most companies interested in transcriptionist recruitpeople who can type more than 60 words in a minute. With thetechnological changes in the medical industry, you will need to havefast typing skills, critical thinking skills, decision making andunderstand keyboard shorts. Therefore, you will need to find waysdevelop your computer skills by investing in own training andeducation.


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