How to Start a Medical Transcription Business

One of the biggest problems while starting a home medical transcription business is how to set up your home computer and source your clients. In this really great article, I’ve got a neat set of tips on how you can set up your business with a good client base in few weeks of time!

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How to start a medical transcription business!

  • First you’ve to do a good medical transcription course. Medical transcription is basically transcribing doctor’s patient accounts into a written file for purpose of making a permanent record online. You should know how to understand what doctors are talking about, spellings, grammar and how to transcribe files in to a format that is easily understood by anyone who refers to them.
  • Once you’ve done your course, it’s a good idea to get a little experience while working with reputable medical transcription companies. Work at least for a year at professional companies; this will help you to increase your typing speed and at the same time teach you the insider tips and tricks which your course could not cover. It will also help you make the necessary contacts to pick up private clients in the future.
  • Register with the professional organization in your country. Most people from medical transcription business do not need to register anywhere but doing this will keep you informed on the advances in the field.
  • You will need to source all the equipment for your medical transcription business like computer, foot pedal, headphones, a fast and secure internet connection, software to deal with the audio downloads, transcription software and software to upload Word files to your clients computer. You might also need a fax line, a fax machine, scanners and printers to have as backups just in case!
  • Invest in backup software to help you in being as accurate in your transcription as possible. Software which is absolutely necessary is an English dictionary, a grammar and transcription style guide, a complete dictionary of medical terms, a drug index, a laboratory and pathology word book, specialty word books for separate medical fields, a medical acronym word book, and several other medical specialty books. You will get quite a few of these books online if you sort through sites which offer free downloads of e-books. Buying the software will be a really big investment so search to see whether you can get them free or share the cost with another medical transcriptionist.
  • Software you should get is a Medical spellchecker as well as an abbreviation system such as PRD or Smartype. The ordinary spellchecker which comes with Word is just not enough to deal with medical terms.
  • Your initial investment can be about $6000 to about $7000 if you get everything brand new. But is a much better idea to source what you need from Ebay where you get lots of stuff for a much better rate. It will also get your initial investment down to a minimum.
  • Finding clients can be a little tricky. But you have to work at it. Register with several freelancer sites and put up samples of your work at sites like Getafreelancer, Elance and Ifreelance. If you can afford it set up a website too where you can advertise your work and your accuracy levels. Do put up references where your potential clients can check out your work. In the beginning don’t get upset if you don’t really get a competitive rate; that’s just the way it is. But once you’ve established yourself you can ask rates per page or per hour. It’s just a matter of experience.


  • jahnavi said on July 12, 2010
    i am jahnavi kusuma want to set up a medical transcription business in India (country) in Andhra Pradesh (state) in Visakhapatnam (city) please provide some Guide lines
  • ravi said on July 24, 2010
    hi i am ravi i want to start medical transcription business in india andhra pradesh, please help me any one in this
  • kausar said on August 5, 2010
    Hi, this is Kausar, i am pursuing my M.T course in Mysore and i am interested in setting up a medical transcription business in my home city Mysore (Karnataka, south India). I humbly request to provide me with some helpful guide lines. Thanking you very much.
  • prasad said on August 13, 2010
    Hello Kausar, Please send me an e-mail regarding your experience with M.T in detail and your experience if any. Thanks Prasad
  • Ramputty P said on October 6, 2010
    I am interested in setting up an MT service in Mauritius.Tel me how to proceed and how to get contact with potential customers.or subcontracting agents
  • Valerie Wilder said on October 27, 2010
    Would like to start a transcription service in norfolk virginia. How to get started and how to get potential clients.
  • Charls said on December 2, 2010
    We have a Medical Transcription Team in chennai. If you have Medical Transcription work give to us. We give output very quality and cheap price.
  • kodam srinivas said on December 30, 2010
    I am srinivaskodam i am running medical transcription business in Himayatnagar, India (country) in Andhra Pradesh (state) in Hyderabad (city) i need vendors to expand my business please contact me on my maid ID
  • lakshya jain said on January 7, 2011
    hi i am atul i want to start medical transcription business in india mumbai, please help me any one in this 9773771314
  • HARISH TOSHNIWAL said on January 7, 2011
    Hi this is harish from bhopal we are company distributor and i have to enter in medical transcription business in bhopal can u pls help me and suggest me
  • PRADIP CHOUDHURY said on January 18, 2011
    HI I want to start a medical transcription business in Kolkata,please let me know the details ,where and how to get the business/client
  • cristina mamigo said on February 22, 2011
    Hi. I am currently employed as a transcriptionist in a company here in the Philippines. But recently, I am planning of setting up my own transcription business as an individual or a team since my brother, my cousin, and two other neighbors are working on the same company where I work too. If you guys are willing to get me or my team to become a transcriptionist we are so willing to do so. please contact me through my e-mail. Thank you.
  • nagesh said on March 14, 2011
    hello i want to start a medical business in my city of narsapur (west godavari dist)contact me on 9247765765
  • Nona Imlan said on March 16, 2011
    Hello, I am Nona Imlan, Am interested in setting up a medical transcription business, please email me tips on how to go about it.
  • sandip sarkar said on May 2, 2011
    We are a large sized public limited company with diversied businesses having our corporate office in kolkata, interested in Medical Transcription business in kolkata, having a small existing unit of the same, need advice about how to secure clients and vendors to expand our business manifold....good infra.
  • naveen said on May 25, 2011
    we are looking for HBTs who can give direct upload. contact:
  • Racheal said on May 26, 2011
    I'm a nurse here in California, I'm planning to start a homebase business ( medical transcription or medical billing or case management ), but I don't know how to start. I need someone to guide/teach me. Pls help. Thank you very much.
  • Babulal M Sankhla said on June 20, 2011
    Hi,I am Babulal, i am interested in opening up new company or setting up a medical transcription company Franchise in my home city Mysore (Karnataka, south India). I have a 11000 sq feet land with construed area of 3000 sq feet building as required for any BPO or MT company near Infosys, wipro, spi mysore and I am ready to invest amount if I get good return. Please contact for further details at 9742522398 or
  • habeeb said on June 24, 2011
    Hello, I'm from HYDERABAD planning to start Medical Transcription Business in hyderabad. Anyone EXPANDING their business or Can guide me to get clients. Pls Call me 9849990569, sam.
  • AJohnson said on July 10, 2011
    I am a general medical transcriptionist with 12 years experience and would like to start a home-based business from my home in Missouri. Any and all help/advice would be appreciated.
  • Helen Atkinson said on July 28, 2011
    Hi, I am interested in starting my own transcription business in Scotland. Can you give me any advise on how to get started with it please. Helen
  • Brajbala said on August 2, 2011
    i m doing medical transcription work since 2005 in Bhopal and i want some good work with good rates so pls help me if anybody really can with medical transcription work.
  • sandhya said on August 3, 2011
    Hi, I have experience in Mt company for about 6 plus years and i want to start a Medical Transcription Company in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, need advice about how to secure clients, etc
  • Kaligotla SSP Chakravarti said on August 20, 2011
    Hi, I have more than 7 years experience in medical transcription as MT, PR, QA/Editor, team leader. I am a certified medical biller and completed medical coding and billing training and got diploma. I want to start my own medical transcription business. I can able to do minimum 3000 lines with good quality and TAT. Requesting vendors to start work. Thank you
  • Ritwika Mutsuddi said on September 25, 2011
    Hi..I have around 10 years of experience in this field and would like to know more about starting my own business as in how much investment is required, also can I do it from my home, how to get the clients, etc.
  • Jasmin Eralio said on October 30, 2011
    Hi! i am a medical transcriptionist for 2 years and I want to start medical transcription business. I have fellow MTs to help me start this business in Baguio City, Philippines. All I need is the client. Please send e-mail to Thank you.
  • Arun said on November 9, 2011
    I am arun, i have experience of 4yrs in MT industry i am willing to start up a MT company In Kerala, Trivandrum, Techno Park if any one is planning to expand their business or looking for vendors can contact me on the given mail id
  • Mala said on November 20, 2011
    Hi, We are team of five Professional MT's who can give direct uploads with 99% accuracy. We are looking for clients in USA. Any clinics r hospitals having lines available for transcription can contacts us on
  • Pratip said on November 24, 2011
    Hi, I am PB. I have been in medical transcription industry for more than 9 years and worked as an account manager for various US Clients, now I want to setup an MT Unit in Kolkata. I am searching for outsourced work from direct/indirect clients, preferably clinics of around 3000 lines per day. Exp: 9+ years City, Kolkata State West Bengal, Country India. Interested can contact me at
  • manoj said on November 29, 2011
    I'm planning to start medical transcription unit in Technopark, Trivandrum, Kerala. I'm looking for clients . Pls contact me at
  • Yogesh Patel said on February 6, 2012
    Hi To all MT's, My Self Yogesh Patel from Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. We are the group of around 100 Doctors in USA with master's in different field. We want to reduce out expenses and want to out source our work can any body let me quote the best rate and how its works. we are ready to invest also. Thanks and regards, Yogesh Patel +1-706-267-9731
  • subhan said on March 13, 2012
    hi i am subhan i want to start medical transcription business in india andhra pradesh, hyderabad, and i am looking for a good spot to start please help me any one in this.
  • meeravali said on April 7, 2012
    Hi I am a homebased medical transcriptionist with exp of 9 years. I am interested in setting up MT unit in Guntur. pls give me full details of starting the same.
  • Zeenath Farheen said on May 3, 2012
    I want to start Medical Transcription Business in Hyderabad, India Could please help me how to start this business
  • Kauthar Jameelah said on May 31, 2012
    Hi, I'm from South Africa with 19 years medical transcription experience and considering opening my own transcription business, please advise!
  • zeenath said on June 16, 2012
    hi this is kouser here ,I am pursuing a mt course in mysore right now. how can i become a successful home mt without going out to work and of course no experience too. I cant afford going out to work because i have a family to be taken care of...?? please help?
  • nazia said on July 6, 2012
    hello. i want to know that how can i get client for medical transcription as i am starting my new business into it. please suggest me. Ahmedabad, Gujarat, INDIA
  • balaji said on July 23, 2012
  • ajeet said on August 2, 2012
    hello. I am from Manipur I would like to open a medical transcription company here. Please advice...
  • abhishek Wagh said on August 15, 2012
    i have a ready setup for medical transcription. would like to invite vendors interested in same
  • abhishek Wagh said on August 15, 2012
    interested in starting medical transcription business. please suggest any clients
  • Bhakti Mujumdar said on August 24, 2012
    I live in Goa and would like to know of any medical transcription company here. If not can i join any company in Mumbai that will give me experience in MT?
  • Bhakti Mujumdar said on August 24, 2012
    I live in goa. Could you please let me know is there any MT company i can join here. If not in Goa then is there any MT company that will permit me to work from home?
  • asish basak said on September 22, 2012
    i am from kolkata, want to know the procedure for starting MT business in kolkata and what would be the amount of investment?
  • Venkatesh said on October 1, 2012
    hi, I would like to start medical transcription training unit, pl. explain the rules and regulation to be followed in india to start a MT business.
  • K.K. Mangang said on October 7, 2012
    I am from Imphal, Manipur, would you explain me the whole process to start the medical transcription business.
  • E. Molina said on October 18, 2012
    I'm from the US and recently completed a Medical Transcription program and I'm eager to start my MT business. Need guidance. 1-year experience in Chicago ILL.
  • sanalkumar said on October 25, 2012
    Hai, I am interested in doing home based medical transcription. Presently I am doing offline transcription work, mainly US based hospitals. I have three years of experience in the field and doing Ortho and HEENT files using Express cribe. I am located in Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, India. I need guidance.
  • Pallab Das said on October 27, 2012
    Please can anyone tell me where to get good quality transcription headsets in India.
  • raghu raj said on November 8, 2012
    Hi, I am raghu from Hyderabad India wants to start medical transcription company along with training. I am having very good infrastructure of 3000 sq feet at hot of the city. please help me.
  • Vijaykumar said on November 12, 2012
    Dear Sir, We have an existing well equipped computer Training Centre in Calicut, Kerala. We would like to start a MT Course along with. Could you please guide us for the same with details. Regards, Vijaykumar
  • jitender said on November 12, 2012
    hi, i am jitender, also interested to open medical transcription business in delhi. advice at 8860300520
  • subramanyam k said on November 24, 2012
    I am from Hyderabad. 10 years in MT industry. Looking for good client for good price. Looking for client to handle 5000 lines per day direct upload.
  • subramanyam k said on November 24, 2012
    I am looking for clients having at least 2000 lines available for offline transcription can contact us on 9959317195 and
  • Dhrowpathi said on January 5, 2013
    Hi, I have 15 years of experience in MT industry. I would like to start a training center here in Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India. Please guide me for the same with details.
  • niraj said on January 12, 2013
    hello, i am niraj kharadi. i live in Chicago Il, any doctors needed help in getting transcription done please contact me. i am an experienced and verified agent get your work done at the lowest rate possible.
  • latha.j said on January 16, 2013
    I am latha 30 year old i am recently finished my course place mysore, karnatak india. I am looking for a home medical transcription job
  • orange and blue said on January 20, 2013
    does anyone in U.S.A. still work in the MT field? Let us go to Washington, D.C. to protest against overseas MT workers. This is infringement of our HIPAA laws.
  • Blue and Green said on February 6, 2013
    I assume at least 60% of the total transcription for US is done in India, Pakistan, Philipines, and China to name a few. There is no way it can be stopped, but since the inception of EMR, it is dropping but majority is still outsourced. Not sure when and if at all possible, it could be restricted to US borders only. God knows!!!
  • vipul said on March 10, 2013
    I want a company which can provide transcript or transcend franchise . I have good location in Mumbai having own office in Mumbai India pls contact on 09892871647
  • Chand said on March 24, 2013
    I am in Hyderabad, Andhra-Pradhesh and want to open Medical transcription Business. I have more than 5 years experience in this field. Please help me to set up my MT Business.
  • Gulzar Ahmed said on March 25, 2013
    Hi, I have a unit of five Professional MT's who can upload files directly with 99% accuracy. I am looking for clients in USA. Any clinics or hospitals who are willing to outsource their lines for transcription can contacts me at
  • Aryan said on April 9, 2013
    Dear, hi, I have a great unit of MT's who can upload all medical files with 98% Accuracy. i am looking for the clients. and i want to set up our own business. please guide me that how can i do this ? contact me at
  • Suresh Reddy Mudhireddy said on April 27, 2013
    working as a Direct MT for the past 7 years and looking for a best paid job at home or a direct client. If any, please let me know. awaiting for quick replies..
  • mohmmmed sheriff said on June 8, 2013
    hi i am sheriff i am looking for client in USA, any clinical or hospital who are willing to outsource their lines of transcription can contact 9894331115
  • Retheesh said on June 27, 2013
    I have started with MT Company TVM, we have experienced QA who can upload files directly with 98% accuracy, i am looking for clients. if any please do let me know.
  • Abhishek said on September 16, 2013
    Hello, We have a most sophisticated unit for M.T. We have experienced QA's who can upload files directly with more than 99% accuracy. we are looking for work. Kindly contact on
  • Prasad Shetty said on November 4, 2013
    Need to start Medical Transcription in mumbai. Don't know how to get into it....
  • Moumita Sha Nandy said on December 7, 2013
    Hi I am Moumita Saha Nandy. I want to start a company of Medical Transcription in kolkata. I have big team. We have experienced QA who can upload files directly with 99% accuracy. We are looking for a clients. If any please do let me know.
  • shah mujahid said on December 25, 2013
    Hi, I am planning to start a medical transcription company accommodating about 20 staffs (MTs)initially. I want somebody guide me to information about startup requirements in terms infrastructure and workstation for people of about 20-30 capacity. please help get me a rough estimate about must have infrastructure. If any please do let me know. REgards
  • MUJAHID SHAH said on December 29, 2013
    Hi, I am based in imphal, India, working as MT/QA for greater than 12 years. I have a handful of experienced MTs and QAs, most of whom have over 10 yrs of experience. I am looking for jobs directly outsourced from US. pls write to me at if anyone is interested to form a partnership with us. thanks
  • syed khaja ali said on February 22, 2014
    Hi i am just 10+2 passed (cec ,english medium), i am interested to learn mt my age is 37 running. please advice for the profession & career
  • sagarika said on March 24, 2014
    i am thinking to start an mt company in hyderabad . but i dont have any experience in it . i am b.pharm qualified can you please suggest me regarding this.
  • Kannan Mohandas said on April 6, 2014
    Hi, I am Kannan from Kochi. I have more than 10 year experience in financial sector working with companies like ICICI, Aditya Birla, Kotak etc. I would like to start a MT company in Kochi. Can I do this straight away , what are the precautions I should take and challenges faced. Pls advise, My email id is
  • amit dube said on November 13, 2014
    hi, I am amit dube and I want to start my medical transcription business from a small scale in bhopal city capital of madhya pradesh, India. Plz let me know the estimate of investment.
  • nagesh said on November 19, 2014
    hai i am completed my graduation and now i want to start medical transcription business for a small scale in hyderabad cidy capital of hyderabad so please send me how to start the business. so please send full detail how to get voice file from doctors and how to send the money details and how to money and work from us so please send me full details please
  • Anand said on November 26, 2014
    Hi , Sagarika you aid ur B.Pharm , do kindly mail me to , i shall let you know. Anand
  • ashok said on November 28, 2014
    hi your suggestion for how to start m.t, business in india is very basic of it, can you provide how to get client .
  • ashok k tiwari said on December 4, 2014
    I am interested to start medical transcription business in jabalpur (mp) .I have 23 yrs experience of working as senior executive in multispeciality hospital & have a sound financial background. I am in search of some one as business partner who have worked in company involved in medical transcription as senior executive & also wish to relocate in mp
  • ashok kumar pasupuleti said on December 22, 2014
    hello sir/madam, i am ashok kumar pasupuleti from vijayawada i have theoretical experience about medical transcription from my friends who have max 6 years experience. i have a plan to start MT my own with 15 to 20 members of employees. i have completed MCA. Present i want to start my own business my friends surely will help me. I am ready to spend 10 to 15 lakhs on my business.can you give me any suggestion about this. if you can please send a mail to me. my number is +919492975859, place :- vijayawada, andhra pradesh
  • binay dev said on January 18, 2015
    I want to open a medical transcription office & to works as consultant in northeast state. will it be profitable & how to start ? Kindly advice.
  • Rahul Menon said on March 30, 2015
    Hi there, please let me know if I can get USA working visa if I have experience of 6+ years in medical transcription, or anything else is required from my side, my only purpose right now is to go to USA for medical transcription job. Thanks and regards.
  • Dr. vijay pratap said on May 22, 2015
    I want to start a medical transcription center in Kanpur uttar Pradesh. Kindly guide me My email id is
  • sandeep said on May 26, 2015
    dear sir, i want to setup mt company i want to know can i set up this i have a team of trained mt. thanks
  • dilip said on July 3, 2015
    We have a requirement for medical transcriptionists and editors for offline and online work. Please revert at if interested. Thanks and regards, Dilip
  • tarun said on July 15, 2015
    i want to start a medical transcription unit in Bhubaneswar city(orissa), but, i dont have any idea about mt, i need a consultant, who taking care of entire operational part(complete setup guidance, project, investment, recruitment, infrastructure, training, software)so pls suggest me. regards Tarun
  • Henna Jayanth said on July 26, 2015
    I am from Kozhikode - Kerala - South India. I am interested in starting a Medical Transcription Unit here
  • Ashwini kumar das said on July 27, 2015
    Sir, I would like to open MT training Centre In Kolkata. Plz guide me how can i do this? what will be the total investment. plz guide me..
  • Pradeep Kumar said on August 25, 2015
    Sir, I am looking for Medical transcription work (offline). We have a team of experienced MTs and QAs. Presently we are looking to process 5000 lines and would like to ramp up production in a phased manner.
  • Sarika Desai said on September 28, 2015
    Sir,I am looking for medical transcription offline work.we have experienced MTs and QAs team.We have full setup in Belgaum,we are looking for an offline work with good rates. Please inform if any offline work so that we can improve our production with good quality.
  • NEERAJ SINGH said on January 21, 2016
    Hi..I am willing to start medical transcription training in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. I am working right now with one of the prestigious companies of MT with more than 10 years of experience. Kindly guide me through my mail ID provided with this mail.
  • gaurav sharma said on February 17, 2016
    Sir,I am looking for medical transcription offline work.we have experienced MTs and QAs team.We have full setup in INDIA we are looking for an offline work with good rates. Please inform if any offline work so that we can improve our production with good quality.
  • Vishnu said on April 26, 2016
    Hi sir, I am from Kerala - Trivandrum. Interested in starting a medical transcription business. I have contacts in US. and I have contacts here in my place for setting up a team to provide quality work. I can set up a team with huge experience. Please guide me how to start looking for opportunities. Also would like to know if any chance to get clients in AR calling for my friend's company. Very much appreciate the help. Thank You.
  • SrinivasaReddy said on June 18, 2016
    I would like to start medical transcription business in commercial office located in Hyderabad. Office setup is ready with cubicles, I need help to get clients. Please tell me how to make clients for my company. Partners are also welcome. Please reach me on 7799889932 or
  • Preema Mathew said on July 1, 2016
    Dear sir, I would like to start medical transcription business in Kerala, Thiruvalla. I have around 10 years of experience in medical transcription work.
  • Suriya said on September 7, 2016
    I am 11 years experience in medical transcription. I would like to set up a business in Coimbatore. Could you help me. Mail me
  • balmukund dixit said on November 20, 2016
    hi i am B.M. DIXIT, want to start medical transcription business in india JABALPUR M.P. state, please help me any one in this +917693020966
  • Pankaj Yadav said on January 27, 2017
    HI i am pankaj yadav from rajasthan (Jaipur). I want to start Medical Transcription business in my city, so please provide me helpful information about this. Thank You, contact number: 8860009573
  • Ganesh said on April 1, 2018
    I want to start medical transcription business in vijayawada. I have 11 yrs experience in proofreading.i am looking for clients in usa. Contact number 9966099555


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