When you think about medical transcription as a career, there’s not a lot of everyday experience to go off.
Because we don’t usually see or hear a medical transcriptionist (MT) working at a local hospital or medical clinic – the role of an MT is often misunderstood. Interestingly however, when we open a letter from a doctor, or read a medical report, there is a very high chance that a professional MT has transcribed it.
With more than twenty-three million people in Australia all requiring some level of healthcare, the medical records and documentation industry is certainly in-demand.
If you’re thinking about pursuing a career in medical transcription, you need to keep in mind that there are typically three main career pathways available: