Medical Transcriptionist Jobs

Medical Transcriptionist Job Overview

Whenever physicians or other healthcare professionals make a voice recording, it's the medical transcriptionist's job to convert those oral notes into a written report. Typical duties of medical transcriptions include:

  • Listening to a doctor or physician's recorded audio notes
  • Interpreting recorded notes from operative reports, referral letters, diagnostic test results and similar documents
  • Checking the accuracy of drafts recorded by speech recognition software and editing for clarity, tone and style
  • Putting medical jargon and abbreviations into their official long form names
  • Entering reports into electronic medical history systems

Medical transcriptionists typically work indoors in a seated position for long periods of time. An attention to detail, knowledge of medical jargon, a basic grasp of the English language, and typing proficiency are key skills for medical transcriptionists.

Medical Transcriptionist Job Education Requirements

Medical transcriptionists typically get their training through postsecondary programs in vocational schools, community colleges, and distance-learning programs.

This coursework typically consists of anatomy, healthcare law, English grammar and punctuation, and medical terminology classes spanning a one-year certificate program or a two-year associate's degree. Some medical transcriptionists have previous experience as other medical staff such as nurses or medical secretaries.

Medical Transcriptionist Job Market

Between 2012 and 2022, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a growth of 8 percent (about as fast as the average for all occupations) in medical transcriptionist jobs, which adds up to approximately 6,400 jobs for a total projected employment of 90,500 by 2022.

Recent federal legislation will increase the number of people seeking healthcare, thus increasing the demand for nearly all medical professions — including medical transcriptionists — for the foreseeable future. However, new developments in healthcare and transcription technologies may make existing transcriptionists more productive, thus tempering demand for this profession. Although some healthcare institutions have also began outsourcing transcriptionists positions overseas, there will likely be stable demand in the U.S. due to data security concerns.

Medical Transcriptionist Job Salary Information

Medical transcriptionists earned a median salary of $34,020 in May 2012, with the lowest 10 percent earning less than $22,400 and the highest 10 percent earning more than $47,250. Hospitals on the state, local and private level offered the highest median salary at $35,540, physicians' offices offered a median of $34,180, and administrative and support services offered a median of $29,650.

Two-thirds of medical transcriptions work full-time while the remaining third worked part-time in 2012. It is possible for some medical transcriptionists to work from home.

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372 Medical Transcriptionist jobs found on Monster.

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Medical Transcriptionist/Editor FULL-TIME / PART-TIME - WORK AT HOME Why stay where you are and keep running out of work? Make the move to a company that can provide stability and growth. Experienced only, excellent compensation. IC positions. Candidates must meet minimum production requirements over a 90-day probationary period, have 2+ years experience in transcription/editing at a multi-spe...
Medical Scribe Services (MSS) is an industry leader in providing comprehensive scribe staffing services to hospitals, emergency rooms and physician groups nationwide. Our scribe service gives doctors more time with their patients and makes the transition to electronic medical records seamless and efficient. Are you looking for a part-time job? Ideal for health science students and those looking to...
Medical Scribe Services (MSS) is an industry leader in providing comprehensive scribe staffing services to hospitals, emergency rooms and physician groups nationwide. Our scribe service gives doctors more time with their patients and makes the transition to electronic medical records seamless and efficient. Are you looking for a part-time job (ideal for health science students and those looking to...
Medical Scribe Services (MSS) is an industry leader in providing comprehensive scribe staffing services to hospitals, emergency rooms, and physician groups nationwide. Our scribe service gives doctors more time with their patients and makes the transition to electronic medical records seamless and efficient. Are you looking for a part-time job (ideal for health science students and those looking t...
newtoday.jpg Admin/Clerical Experienced Medical Transcriptionist Needed for busy GI office. EHR/EMR knowledge required. Must be organized and able to multitask under pressure. Other office/ clerical duties as assigned. Word perfect a plus. No weekends. Email resume with references to: ***** No phone calls please Web ID#: 34312035...
Medical Transcriptionist The Elkhart Clinic is looking for a Medical Transcriptionist. Day hours, Monday through Friday. Typing ability of 60 wpm or more. Medical terminology and the ability to prepare and maintain detailed records, files, reports and other correspondence a must. Send resume to Elkhart Clinic, 303 S. Nappanee Street, Elkhart, IN 46514. Or fax 574-296-3361. EOE. This job listing ...
Requirements: License/Certification/Education: Requires a High School Diploma or equivalent, but prefer an Associate’s Degree w/1 year experience in Medical Transcription. Job Description: Transcribes codes and delivers gross descriptions on surgical pathology cases comprised of moderately difficult medical terminology....
NewToday.jpg Medical/Health Certified Medical Assistant/Transcriptionist (New Bern) Now recruiting for Certified Medical Assistants, or transcriptionist, with a minimum of 2 years clinical experience. (Orthopedic experience preferred.) Essential for candidate to have excellent listening, communicating skills and typing speed. Responsibilities include accompanying Physician/ Providers during patien...
Illinois CancerCare is seeking a Medical Transcriptionist who can deliver quality results. We would love for your transcription skills to help support our mission. Ideal candidate will have three years of transcription experience, oncology experience a plus. Also, must have good English grammar skills, and be able to understand and respond to detailed oral and written instructions....
Medical Scribe Services (MSS) is an industry leader in providing comprehensive scribe staffing services to hospitals, emergency rooms and physician groups nationwide. Our scribe service gives doctors more time with their patients and makes the transition to electronic medical records seamless and efficient. Are you looking for a part-time job (ideal for health science students and those looking to...
Medical Scribe Services (MSS) is an industry leader in providing comprehensive scribe staffing services to hospitals, emergency rooms and physician groups nationwide. Our scribe service gives doctors more time with their patients and makes the transition to electronic medical records seamless and efficient. Are you looking for a part-time job? Ideal for health science students and those looking to...
Medical Scribe Services (MSS) is an industry leader in providing comprehensive scribe staffing services to hospitals, emergency rooms and physician groups nationwide. Our scribe service gives doctors more time with their patients and makes the transition to electronic medical records seamless and efficient. Are you looking for a part-time job (ideal for health science students and those looking to...
Medical Scribe Services (MSS) is an industry leader in providing comprehensive scribe staffing services to hospitals, emergency rooms and physician groups nationwide. Our scribe service gives doctors more time with their patients and makes the transition to electronic medical records seamless and efficient. Are you looking for a part-time job (ideal for health science students and those looking to...
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...
tribfeaturedjob MEDICAL Transcriptionist for busy Skin Cancer Surgery Center located in the South Hills. Daylight/weekday hrs. Transcription to be done in office. Excellent working conditions and benefits. Send resume to: Zitelli & Brodland PC 575 Coal Valley Rd., Suite 360 Clairton, PA 15025 Attn: Cindy or fax to 412-460-0322...
About the Job Medical Scribe Services (MSS) is an industry leader in providing comprehensive scribe staffing services to hospitals, emergency rooms and physician groups nationwide, including at numerous Phoenix-area hospitals. Our scribe service gives doctors more time with their patients and makes the transition to electronic medical records seamless and efficient. Are you looking for a part-tim...
Client in Baltimore looking for a Medical Transcriptionist that has knowledge of medical terminology. Derma-Pathology knowledge is preferred. Position is Monday through Friday 3:00PM - 11:00PM Temporary position with the possibility of going temp to hire to the right candidate. Qualifications; - Must have excellent typing speed - Specific use of a Dictaphone (Must have proven experience) --...
Job Description Transcribe medical reports of examinations performed in Department. Organize reports for distributing, perform other various clerical duties. *M Required Education 1. Computer/dictation experience required. 2. Pathology terminology required. 3. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. 4. Minimum 1 year job-related experience required....
Note: This is an on-call position that will require the employee to work on-site when contacted for transcription needs. Estimated hours of service annually is 120 hours. The Medical Transcriptionist provides transcription services of dictation dealing with inpatient, outpatient or ambulatory medical treatment. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Essential duties and responsibilities include t...
Company Confidential Boston, MA, 02108
MEDICAL OFFICE F/T & P/T Business office positions available at a busy, well established multi-specialty surgery ctr in FR. MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST Seeking expd only. OFFICE based. Must demonstrate ability to work independently, efficiently & meet required deadlines. Exc typing skills specializing in GI, Ortho, GYN etc. Word processing PC exp.& medical terminology knowledge reqd. Tr...

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Medical Transcriptionist

Salaries

$20,800.00 - $44,220.00
Typical Salary for Medical Transcriptionist
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Education / Training

Some College Coursework Completed
26.5%
Associates
20.5%
Bachelor's
16.7%
High School
11.4%
Vocational
11.4%
Certification
10.6%
(132 Respondents)
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