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Medical Transcription Careers


Average Annual Salary for Medical Transcription:

Medical transcriptionists had median hourly earnings of $13.64 in 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $11.50 and $16.32.

Necessary Education for a Medical Transcription Career:

Employers prefer medical transcriptionists who have completed a postsecondary training program at a vocational school or community college.

What is Medical Transcription in a nutshell?

Medical Transcriptionists are responsible for listening to dictated recordings made by physicians and other healthcare professionals, and transcribing the information into medical reports.

Medical Transcription Skills & Responsibilities:

  • Basic Internet/Web Skills
  • Editing and Proofing
  • English Grammar
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology - Fundamentals
  • Keyboarding
  • MS Excel
  • MS Word
  • Maintaining Files and Records
  • Medical Coding
  • Medical Office Skills
  • Medical Terminology
  • Medical Transcription
  • Medical Writing
  • Professional Telephone Skills
  • Report Writing
  • Spelling
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Stenography/Shorthand

Future Outlook for Medical Transcription:

Job opportunities will be good. Employment of medical transcriptionists is projected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2012. Demand for medical transcription services will be spurred by a growing and aging population.

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