Facts about Medical Transcription and how to make it a successful career

Facts about Medical Transcription and how to make it a successful career

by Lesley Graham

We have all seen our Doctors and Specialists talking into their voice recorders after consulting. This is how they take notes.

Medical transcription is the process of converting those voice-recorded reports as dictated by physicians or other healthcare professionals, into text. Medical Transcription requires a good knowledge of medical terminology together with fast and accurate typing skills.

The health care industry is one of Australia's largest industries and employs approximately 1.2 million people, accounting for around 11 percent of the total Australian workforce. We have delivered proven results and positive outcomes for hundreds of our students wishing to enter this rewarding field.

Our LGTC Medical Transcription Skills Set offers “entry point” training for students. Successful completion of the course will provide you with the skills you need to work in the Medical Transcription field, proof that you have those skills and that you are prepared to transition to the workforce. On successful completion, your training is formally recognised with a statement of attainment from our host RTO (Registered Training Organisation).

Employment in this field might be directly in a hospital, clinic, or private GP practice. There are also professional Transcription Service Companies offering employment or freelance opportunities. Lately it is becoming common for individuals to work from home (for themselves or for a company) typing case notes. Working from home is a convenient way to fit study with family and lifestyle and is a desirable option for many.

Placement support

We offer our graduates placement support by often referring them to places that can offer them potential employment after they’ve completed their training. On successful completion of our course, you may elect that we forward your details to an employer in the Medical Transcription field that offers remote employment (ie. working from home) - so where you live is not an issue. However, please note - this is not a guaranteed interview or offer of employment.  This organisation is totally separate to us; they have their own standards of employment, and so any offer of employment will come directly from them. We do not receive commission for our referrals; this is a service we offer our successful students.

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