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Medical Transcription (Medical Transcription)

Updated By Rahul Raj on 25 Nov, 2020
Average Duration
1 years
Average Fee
10 K-30 K INR annual

About Medical Transcription

With the growing demand for medical facilities and professionals all across the globe, the medical field has gained a lot of popularity. Out of many, the Medical Transcription course is the most sought-after profession for the young medical aspirants. During the Medical Transcription course, Individuals develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills to work with a medical transcriber. The course involves listening to the recording dictation of a health care worker/ doctor and transcribing the dictation into documents like exam notes, operative reports, patient history, discharge summaries, referral letters, etc.

After the completion of the course, the student can work in hospitals, health care centres, community health agencies, private clinics as a medical transcriptionist.

Medical Transcription Highlights

The Major Highlights of Medical Transcription is shown below:-

Course Level



6 Months to 1 Year

Exam Type

Semester Wise

Annual Fees

Rs 48,000/- to Rs 1,00,000/-


Rs 2,80,000/- to Rs 7,50,000/- LPA

Job Roles

  Medical Summarizer, Medical Transcriptionist, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

Medical Transcription Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for Medical Transcription Course, candidates need to fulfil the following eligibility criteria:-

  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 examination or its equivalent qualification from any recognized board.

  • It is strongly suggested that the students should have a strong background in biology, physiology, anatomy,  basic life sciences, basic or applied math, basic computer application skills, basic research skills, strong technical reading and writing skills.

  • Candidates should have excellent communication skills, writing skills, computer skills and should have good knowledge about medical terminology and abbreviations.

  • Apart from this, candidates should have good critical thinking.

Medical Transcription Admission Process

Most of the institutes offer admission on the basis of merit, i.e. candidates performance in the last qualifying examination.

Medical Transcription Course Fee

The medical transcription course fee varies from course to course. The course fee for both private and government colleges is mentioned below:


Minimum Fee

Maximum Fee

Government/ Public Institutions

Rs 7,000/- 

Rs 12,000/- 

Private Institutions

Rs 15,000/-

Rs 30,000/- 

Medical Transcription Syllabus

Module 1:-

Section 1 

(Language Origins and adaptations)


Grammar, spelling, and Punctuation

Medical words

Section 2 

(Dynamics of medical vocabulary and word structure)

Words Dynamics

Body Dynamics

Medical Instruments & equipments

Medical specialities & specialists

Diagnostic medicine


Module 2:-

Section 1

Introduction and orientation to report types

Report types

OutPatient Reports

Inpatient Reports

Section 2 

Pharmacological Compendium

A pharmacological compendium is the study of drugs and their interactions with living organisms

Drug Terminology

Dosages & schedules

Terms, symbols, spelling, packaging


Classification (Brand, generic, and trade name)

Section 3 

Surgical Compendium

Surgical Instruments

Suture and Dressings

4 hours of dictation for pronunciation specifics

All types of surgery-related terms listing, dictation and sample reports

Surgery Compendium includes General, Breast, Digestive, Intra-abdominal, colon, bowel, anal, and many other surgery-related term listing and sample reports.



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Medical Transcription Career Options and Job Prospects

 A medical transcriptionist is an emerging profession if you get adequate knowledge and have the right skills set. Some of the popular employment sectors and job roles after completing the Medical Transcription course are as follows:


Employment Sectors

  • Government Jobs 

  • Hospitals

  • Health care department

  • Private Clinics

  • Private Companies


Job Profiles

  • Medical Transcriptionist

  • Medical Summarizer

  • Court Reporters

  • Interpreters and Translators

  • Medical Records and Health Information Technicians

  • Information Clerks

  • Medical Assistants

Average Salary

Rs 2,00,000/- to Rs 6,50,000/- LPA

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FAQs about Medical Transcription

I want admission in Medical Transcription. Do I have to clear any exams for that ?

Delhi University Science , Andhra Pradesh Language Pandit Common Entrance Test , Delhi University Arts are some of the exams that you can appear for to get admission in Medical Transcription courses.

What are the top colleges offering Medical Transcription courses ?

Following are some of the top colleges offering Medical courses : Govt Medical College (Nagpur) , Government Medical College (Surat) , Madras Medical College (Chennai) , Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (Puducherry) , Chirayu Medical College (Indore). You can explore these colleges on our website to check if they offer Medical Transcription or not.

What is the average fee for the course Medical Transcription ?

The average fee for Medical Transcription is INR 50,000 per year.

What are the popular specializations related to Medical Transcription ?

Some of the popular specializations for Certificate are : Arts , Kannada , Soft Skills , MS Office , Disability Studies.

What is the duration of the course Medical Transcription ?

Medical Transcription is a 1 year course.

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