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.

146 Medical Transcription jobs found on Monster.

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Company Confidential San Bernardino, CA, 92423
Medical Transcription Worker Comp. Pick up San Bernardino/Redlands Call Marie: (909) 885-5608 Fax: (909) 889-7096...
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...
Getmedicaltranscriptionjobs Bunnlevel, NC
INSCRIBE, HAS IMMEDIATE NEED....REMOTE IC,IN US!!EXCEPT CALIFORNIA - Full and PT, Medical Transcription positions, flexible schedule.(hospital & clinics) YOU MUST EITHER HAVE EXPERIENCE OR GRADUATED FROM A CERTIFIED MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION COURSE. Experience in coding, or being a medical assistant, or other medical type experience is not acceptable. You must be able to commit to at least 4000 lines ...
Getmedicaltranscriptionjobs Chicago, IL
Medical Transcription Admin Assistant Job Purpose: Directs daily operations of well established medical transcription company. Duties: Serves as liaison between executive, staff, contractors, and clients in a high volume, fast paced industry. Go to person for CEO. Implements operational policies and procedures to increase productivity and efficiency. Produces and processes information by tra...
Getmedicaltranscriptionjobs Houston, TX
Medical Transcription Immediate need for a medical transcriptionist looking for a change. If you have knowledge of pharmacy terms this position is for you. This position is for a national multiple long-term care facility supplier and would be responsible for entering in pharmacy orders. Full-time - 40hr\wk , afternoon shift and swing shift available, every other weekend required, but they are fle...
Immediate full-time position available with a growing regional pathology laboratory. Receive, accession, and maintain quality control for surgical specimens. Perform some clerical duties associated with busy office. An understanding of medical terminology and abbreviation is essential to ensure accuracy of the content. Medical transcription experience a plus. This is an hourly position. Weekly ...
Experience and Education High school diploma or equivalent and two (2) years previous related experience is required. Preferred: Certified Medical Transcriptionist and one (1) year previous related experience. Previous medical transcription or medical editing experience required. Previous QA/QC experience preferred. Previous experience with Epic EMR and/or eScription platform a plus! Job Dut...
Medical Transcriptionist- Medical Transcription exp. necessary for a busy surgical office. Competitive salary and excellent benefits. Email: Judy.babcock@ Posting provided by:...
Company Confidential Chesterfield, MI, 48047
LOOKING TO FILL (2) MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION/EMR EDITING POSITIONS. Immediate openings. Work from home. Must have 10+ years transcription experience. Experience in pulmonology and cardiology preferred. Knowledge of Greenway PrimeSuite a plus. Must have MS Word and Express Scribe. Responsibilities will include transcription of cardiology and pulmonary office notes and correspondence, entry of document...
Kennewick General Hospital Kennewick, WA, 99336
Medical transcription program completion or equivalent work At least six months to one year related experience proficient in med. terminology, keybording and Microsoft Off Transcriptionists are individuals trained in medical documentation who assist a physician throughout their shift. The primary goal of a Transcriptionist is to increase the efficiency and the productivity of the physician for whi...
St. Mary's of Michigan Saginaw, MI, 48601
High school graduate, or equivalent is required. Graduate of a course in Medical Transcription is preferred. Under general supervision, accurately and promptly transcribes reports dictated by the Medical Staff, Residents, Medical Students, and Allied Health Professionals. Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) preferred. At least twelve months of medical transcription experience is highly prefer...
Alberta Health Services Hot Springs, VA
Working for the program of Geriatric Psychiatry, responsible for the timely and accurate transcription and distribution of confidential clinical reports, both diagnostic, treatment, physician summaries, Graduate of a recognized medical transcription program. Typing speed of 65 wpm minimum. Excellent knowledge of computers, word processing and database software programs. Minimum one year experienc...
Swedish Health Services Valdez, AK
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Northside Hospital Atlanta, GA, 30301
Imagine a place where you can improve lives every day -- this place is Northside Hospital. Join our team of medical professionals who offer a lifetime of care. As Georgias Most Preferred Hospital in Overall Healthcare Services for more than 16 consecutive years, we are the fastest-growing healthcare organization in the Southeast. We currently seek dynamic, skilled people to join our team of talent...
US Oncology Holdings , Inc. Eugene, OR, 77380
Scribe (130022) In the exam room, documents the physical examination, clinical impression and plan, as well as other relevant conversation between the patient and physician. Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards. -Accompanies physician into exam room with patient to document examination and any other relevant conversation...
St. Clair Hospital Pittsburgh, PA, 15201
Summary Responsible for translating and proofreading the physician dictations of patient care and treatments into comprehensive typed records for inclusion in patient’s medical records. Minimum Qualifications 1. High school graduate or equivalent. 2. Two-years of medical transcription experience within a hospital setting. 3. A fundamental understanding of personal computers and familiarity with t...
Providence Health & Services Valdez, AK
Health Unit Coordinator (Valdez) Job Number: 64964 Schedule : Full-time Shift : Day Job Category : Administrative Support Location : Alaska-Valdez Providence is calling a Health Unit Coordinator to Providence Valdez Medical Center in Valdez, AK. In this position you will: Collaborate with team members to coordinate department activities and flow of information between teams and other depar...
Getmedicaltranscriptionjobs Akron, OH
#5111 - Med Transcriptionist Summary:Transcribes and proofreads medical reports and related material. Performs data entry, office filing and maintains activity reports. Provides clear communication with physician offices and departments to ensure complete and timely transcription. Minimum Education High school level course work in English grammar and composition Minimum Work Experience a. One (1)...
Alegent Creighton Health Little Falls, MN
Medical Transcriptionist - 1400027613 Description Job Summary: Efficiently and accurately perform transcription of office notes such as: office visits, H&Ps, letters and correspondence as dictated by physicians and other care professionals. Essential Duties: Type physician and professional staff dictation within 48 hours of receipt and same day stat request. Dispatches finished reports to ap...
Catholic Health Initiatives Little Falls, MN, 56345
Job Summary: Efficiently and accurately perform transcription of office notes such as: office visits, H&Ps, letters and correspondence as dictated by physicians and other care professionals. Essential Duties: Type physician and professional staff dictation within 48 hours of receipt and same day stat request. Dispatches finished reports to appropriate parties. Coordinate outside transcription...

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