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Ms Maya Menon, Home MT for Acusis
Ms Maya Menon, Home MT for Acusis

“Home-Based Medical Transcription Catching Up – A rewarding Career for Women” - Hindu by Raja Simhan T.E.  CHENNAI, Aug. 14 from 


Ms Maya Menon, a former customer relationship officer at Blue Dart, quit her job to take up a career in medical transcription (MT).   After a brief stint with one of the leading city-based MT companies, Ms Menon decided to become a home-based medical transcriptionist (HT). Today, as an HT and working from home Ms Menon is quite happy earning a considerable income and at the same time spending enough time with her children without affecting her job.  


Ms Menon is not alone. There are hundreds of such HTs in the country. In fact, in Bangalore, a couple and two children work as HTs and the income for the family is quite substantial, says Mr Harikrishnan, Location Head, Acusis Software India Pvt Ltd, a 100 per cent subsidiary of the US-based medical transcription company, Acusis.


It is said that in the US, the HT is quite popular and accounts for almost 90 per cent of the transcription industry. In India, however, HT as a concept started about four years ago and is still in a nascent stage. Nevertheless, the concept is catching up  even as multinational firms look for skilled manpower at a low cost. 

Vatsala Bhatt, Home Transcriptionist
Vatsala Bhatt, Home Transcriptionist

"Home-Based Medical transcription has become a lucrative and feasible option for those looking for home-based careers" -


Work@home - Home-Based Medical Transcription News by

By Vidya Srinivasa Rao | February 05, 2003 12:47 IST


With several transcription companies setting up their base in India, medical transcription has become a lucrative and feasible option for those looking for home-based careers


Vatsala Bhatt, a nutritionist in a well-known health club in Bangalore, quit her job two years ago when she had a baby. Unable to move out, she started looking for a home-based career. She found the perfect option - home-based medical transcription.


It worked out well for Vatsala, who now works for about six hours at home as home based medical transcriptionist for US-based Acusis India Ltd. and makes Rs 28,000 per month or so.  She also gets time to spend with her daughter


Aparna D. is an MT from home
Aparna D. is an MT from home

Medical transcription from Home: A flexible shift - Easy Way Out


"EASY WAY OUT: All one needs to become a medical transcriptionist are good listening skills and typing ability."


Aparna D. is a medical transcriptionist who works from home. At 4 a.m. she wakes up and works in the wee hours of the morning, taking a break from 7.30 to 8.30 a.m. to send her son to school and then gets back to work listening to doctors' recommendations and typing them out in a file.


Files are sent to her by a Mumbai-based company and she earns Rs. one rupee, ten paise for every line. And when its time for many to swipe their attendance at the office, Aparna logs out at 10 a.m. to spend the rest of her time as she likes.

Aparna who took to home transcription three-and-a-half years after working in a company finds this arrangement gives her ample time to take care of her home and earn as well. "Earlier I used to work for eight hours and make Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 10,000,now I am earning around Rs. 15,000 to 20,000 per month on my own," says Aparna.


This flexi work has also enabled her to pursue her passion as a voice-over artist on a television channel. She says many Hyderabad-based companies are ready to give work to home transcriptionists.

"Your home sweet home's your office" - The Economic Times [23 Jul, 2006, 0000 hrs IST, TNN]


Flexi-timing is no longer limited to working mothers. Today, more and more professionals are being given the option to work out of home.  The increasingly popular entrant to the home-office menu? Medical transcription. It is not new for Indian companies to tie up with hospitals and private physicians in the USA and UK—a Nasscom report says there are about 120 to 250 such firms in India.


Editing transcribed medical notes dictated by doctors in the US allows her to make Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000 per month. With the help of suitable software installed in her home computer, George downloads the transcribed files and edits them before sending them back to the office.  ....More 



CBay Systems to double headcount in India in 18 months - Economic Times 29 Apr 2009, 1921 hrs IST,ET Bureau


COIMBATORE: Leading global medical transcription (MT) company, CBay Systems plans to scale up its operations in India. "We will double the headcount in India in the next 18 months," said Mr Dinesh Kumar, Director and COO – India Operations, CBay Systems, after inaugurating its captive centre here on Wednesday. 


CBay plans to hire over 700 people in Coimbatore by December 2009 and reach a strength of 1500 employees over a year. The MT industry has a good presence in Coimbatore, with Spheris India, another large MT company already functioning. ...More   

'MT offers high career growth' -Sify

"Medical Transcription: An attractive career choice" - Deccan Herald

"Medical transcription's rewriting India chapter" - Economic Times

"Spryance to up headcount to 2,200" - Times of India

SPi plans to recruit another 500 people over the next 12 months -Times of India.

"There is an acute shortage of qualified MTs in the US and India" - Indian Express

"Medical transcription service in India has generated over 5,000 jobs and the potential could be 1,60,000 by 2008"-Times of India

Medical transcription back in the pink-TIMES NEWS NETWORK

Medical transcription staging a recovery and is all set to grow exponentially in India - Cbay Systems

“Medical transcription is here to stay. This business is on a sound footing,” Financial Express

“Focus MT India is looking for Medical Transcriptionists - DNA

CBay to Hire 5000 Medical Transcriptionistists - Economic Times