If MT Was In Demand Then Why Isn't It Noticeable

3 months ago I started training for a medical transcription career. I was nervous. I didn't know what to do - where to go - or what to expect. But as I went along. I asked people around, and soon discovered a fact that not a lot of us noticed. It was so obvious but seemed invisible to the eyes of the many aspiring job seekers looking around for job vacancies. It was the HIGH demand for the job - and only few people noticed it.

Looking back 3 months ago, when I walked through the door to get some information about medical transcription, I was surprised. Only a few people were interested about the job. In fact, not everybody even knew what a medical transcription career was.

Sure everybody needs a job. It brings them food, gives them a sense of pride. If you were the manager of a company's department, you'd likely be proud of yourself . Their jobs keep them from being worthless. It initiates us to prove to ourselves that we are fit in the society.

To have a job is a social responsibility. And if you're job was a medical transcriptionist, then you'd be proud. Because you're one of the support system of those who needs medical attention. Their life depend on you and they're paying for it - A LOT. But not everybody knows this, that's why even though the job is highly in demand, not everybody notices because they don't know the what's in it for them - what benefits they'll get working as a medical transcriptionist.

The BPO industry has been dominating the country for many years now. It has been estimated that the Philippines has the potential to go way beyond 5% of the global BPO industry, taking over the position held by INDIA in the Asia-Pacific alone.

News has been spreading all over newspapers, the T.V., over the radio, and even thorugh verbal communication that there are jobs out there that needs to be filled by qualified job seekers.

But why do only a few see that the healthcare BPO industry is a key player in giving jobs to the jobless?

Because many of us think that the BPO industry only revolves around the customer care service industry, commonly known the "Call centers agent industry." We are so engrossed in the idea that to be in the BPO industry you have to be a call center agent.

According to Commissioner Monchito Ibrahim of ICTO:

"There are 95,000 of nursing graduates every year and only less than 50% passed the board exam. 15% of them are working in call centers."

Everybody is so worked-up in becoming call center agents! Nursing graduates, doctors, engineers, and even Filipino teachers go work to call centers.

They study in college only to land a job that's not their specialty. Don't get me wrong but it's the truth. Most nurses work not as a nurse but somewhere in the city as a call center agent.

Myla Rose Reyes, HIMOAP President says:

“The Philippines has an adequate and competent pool of medical workforce to maneuver this industry. The country’s capability in providing workers particularly in medical transcription alone is now getting a significant attention from the US market as they are currently undergoing a major healthcare reformation.” 

"The local healthcare business process outsourcing sector is steadily going up the value chain, going beyond medical transcription, and is now ready to provide jobs to 86,000 nurses from now to end-2016."

Source: Inquirer

So, is it still unnoticable?

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