Medical Transcription Jobs

Medical Transcription Job Overview

A medical transcriptionist converts voice recordings made by doctors and other healthcare providers into written reports. They also might review and edit reports generated from speech-recognition technology. Transcriptionists interpret abbreviations and other medical terms to create patient medical histories, test results, discharge summaries, referral letters and other medical documents. Competent medical transcriptionists must have a solid command of grammar, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, word-processing software and medications. Similar careers include court reporters, medical records clerk and medical assistants.

Medical Transcription Job Education Requirements

Most medical transcription jobs require postsecondary training. Community colleges, vocational training schools and online programs typically offer training in this field. Candidates might pursue an associate's degree in the discipline, which requires four semesters of study, or a certificate, which requires two to three semesters. These programs typically include coursework in medical terminology, punctuation and grammar, risk management and the legal aspects of medical documentation. Supervised on-the-job experience is common in these programs.

With regard to certifications, the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity's Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) certification is the entry-level credential. With two years of work experience in a multi-specialty or acute care setting, transcriptionists can apply to become a Certified Healthcare Documentation Specialist (CHDS).

Medication Transcription Job Market

In the next ten years, medical transcription jobs in the healthcare industry are expected to experience growth of eight percent, which is about average. While the burgeoning healthcare sector will increase demand for transcriptionists, the growth is eased by technological advances in transcription software. Currently, there are 84,100 medical transcription jobs in the U.S. Doctors and hospitals remain the largest employers of medical transcriptionists, offering positions like medical office scribe, radiology medical transcriptionist and pathology medical transcriptionist. Transcriptionists also frequently work for third-party transcription services.

Medical Transcription Job Salary Information

As of May of 2013, medical transcription jobs pay $35,260 per year, or $16.95 per hour, on average. Wages in this field increased by 3.6 percent from 2012 to 2013. The highest-earning 10 percent of medical transcriptionists make $47,960 annually, or $23.06 per hour. The lowest-earning 10 percent make $22,750 annually, or $10.94 per hour.

Medical transcriptionists who work for insurance carriers have the highest average annual salary, making $44,640, while those who work for in the business support services industry have the lowest average salaries, making $32,140. Florida and Pennsylvania have the largest number of medical transcription jobs, while Washington, D.C. and Massachusetts have the highest average medical transcriptionist salaries.

274 Medical Transcription jobs found on Monster.

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Park Nicollet Health Services Saint Louis Park, MN, 55416
Performs a variety of secretarial tasks where transcription of chart notes and medical records is a primary requisite. Serves as liaison between the Transcription Call Center and the medical department to resolve transcription issues. Accurately interprets, edits, and transcribes medical dictation as necessary in order to document patient care and facilitate quality delivery of health care service...
Orlando Health Orlando, FL, 32801
Orlando Health's ORHS Medical Transcription Department is currently seeking a Health Care Documentation Integrity Specialist. This role functions as a specialist in medical language and health care documentation. Audits, interprets and transcribes dictation by physicians and other health professionals regarding patient assessment, workup, therapeutic procedures, clinical course, diagnosis, prognos...
Tenet Healthcare Corporation Brownsville, TX
Description : IN AN EFFORT TO PROVIDE A MORE HEALTHY, SAFE AND SATISFYING ENVIRONMENT TO OUR EMPLOYEES, INDIVIDUALS TO WHOM JOB OFFERS ARE EXTENDED MAY UNDERGO NICOTINE TESTING AS A PART OF THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT PROCESS. Performs transcription of all dictated imaging reports in an accurate and efficient fashion. Completes established competencies for the position within designated introductory per...
Owens Community College Toledo, OH, 43601
The Health Information Technology Department is accepting appplications for part-time instructors to teach courses for the on-line medical transcription program. Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT), RHIT, RHIA or 3-5 years experience in medical transcription (as medical transcriptionist, medical transcription supervisor, medical transcription editor)....
About Us: Columbus Radiology was founded in 1946 and has grown to be a leading provider of professional interpretation services in Ohio. As a rapidly expanding radiology practice, Columbus Radiology is currently recruiting for a Transcription Services Manager to join our team. The Transcription Services Manager will be responsible for directing, planning and managing all services related to tran...
Administrative Assistant (Transcriber) Seeking a temp to take minutes during a two hour meeting that will occur monthly/semi-monthly (see schedule below). After the meeting the person will be transcribing the notes into a template. There will be around 20-35 pages total. This position is only 10-16 hours (possibly a little longer) per month. Please only apply for this position if you can comm...
Position: Medical Transcriptionist Location: Terre Haute. IN 47804 Duration: 2 months Job Description · Transcribes codes and delivers gross descriptions on surgical pathology cases comprised of moderately difficult medical terminology. Skill Requirements: · Administrative: Answer telephones, maintain logs/records, organizational skills, proficiency with numbers, research information, time m...
We are currently seeking a casual (PRN) Transcriptionist to join our Northern Minnesota team in Duluth, MN.This position is available to remote workers. JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for providing services to patients, referring professionals, radiologists and physicians through typing and editing of diagnostic reports. COMPANY SUMMARY: Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), headquartered in Minneapoli...
Company Confidential New York City, NY, 10013
Busy Radiology practice in Downtown Manhattan seeking experienced medical transcriptionist for part time, medical transcription, with light office work. Transcription must be done IN the OFFICE. This is NOT a remote typing opportunity. Must be a team-player, detail oriented, proficient with computers (Microsoft Office suite preferred), and possess good oral and written communication skills. Dutie...
Working At Aetna -- the Value To You What does it mean to work at Aetna? A lot. From programs and benefits that support your financial, physical and emotional health to opportunities to build your knowledge and expand your career, the company makes working here a valuable experience in many ways. This is an office based position located in New Albany, OH. Candidates must have previous customer ...
TRANSCRIPTIONIST: Garrett County Memorial Hospital currently has an opening for a part-time (20 hours per week) Medical Language Transcriptionist. Medical transcription experience, anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology required. Knowledge of Meditech and Microsoft Office preferred. Experience with speech recognition editing software recommended. Must consistently transcribe 1200 lines p...
Job Description: Immediate need for medical transcriber for a well known Hospital. Will support the Medical Transcription department. Primary duty to review Marked For Review (MFR) documents which are documents that have been transcribed by outside dictation company, but require an in-house review (with some possible correction/adjustments) before being forwarded to the authorizing provider for s...
Health Information Technology/Faculty Assistant Chair #00112 School of Health Careers Minimum Qualifications: This position requires a Master’s Degree in a health related field or Education. Computer and data analytics experience is recommended. Knowledge of Health Informatics is preferred. RHIT credential is required, RHIA credential is preferred. Teaching experience and knowledge of curriculum...
TechData is hiring Quality Assurance Lead, Biostatistician, SAS Programmers(Some can be telecommuting), Technical Writer, Medical Writer, Auditor/Principal Specialist, Recruiter, Software Developer, Drug Safety Specialist, Trial Safety Manager, Clinical Data Manager, data entry coordinator in Central and Northern NJ. Please see below requirements and send your resume to: ***** or ...
Company Confidential Rome, GA, 30161
Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) is seeking qualified applicants for the following positions. Business Administrative Technology Instructor Adjunct Polk County Campus Georgia Northwestern Technical College is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Business Administrative Technology adjunct (part time) instructors on the Polk County Campus for day, evening, and online courses...
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST ******SIGN ON BONUS****** Become part of an established and expanding medical transcription company seeking medical transcriptionists for expansion in our existing clients. Minimum of five (5) years experience required in transcription/editing hospital inpatient reports. Experience with cardiology outpatient reports a plus. Work from home as an independent contractor, f...
Under general supervision, plans and implements curriculum and educational programs for students within the program. Communicates class content to students so that learning occurs, skills are developed, and students are motivated to learn and achieve their educational objectives. BSN, or MSN with 2 years of experience in computerized medical records or medical transcription. Skills: ·Ability to...
Under general supervision, plans and implements curriculum and educational programs for students within the program. Communicates class content to students so that learning occurs, skills are developed, and students are motivated to learn and achieve their educational objectives. Requirements: BSN, or MSN with 2 years of experience in computerized medical records or medical transcription. Skill...
Transcriptionist: ProHEALTH is one of the largest private multi-specialty medical practices in the Northeast and we have been serving the health needs of Long Island and the Greater New York Metropolitan area since 1997. Along with outstanding physician leadership, state-of-the art technology, and advanced clinical laboratories, ProHEALTH patients enjoy comprehensive and superior medical services...
About Us We are a private medical corporation Responsibilities • Accurately and efficiently gather medical information on patients • Medical Record Reviewer & Medical transcription Education • College Diploma, health care policy or related field • High School Diploma (or equivalent) Qualifications • Previous experience in a related field (1 yr + an asset) • Medical Record Reviewer experi...

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