Medical Transcriptionist Jobs
Medical Transcriptionist Job Overview
Medical transcriptionist jobs involve listening to what doctors and other healthcare professionals say in voice recordings and then either typing those words into patients’ medical records or editing the transcription work done by speech-recognition software.
Along with medical histories, medical transcriptionists prepare discharge summaries, test results, reports about operations, referral letters and other medical documents.
To succeed in a medical transcriptionist career, you need to know grammar; recognize medical words and abbreviations; and understand anatomy, physiology, diagnostic tests, prescription medicines and medical assessments.
Medical transcriptionists, who are also called MTs or medical language specialists, work in hospitals or outpatient centers and for insurance companies or private dictation services. Some medical transcriptionists work in doctors’ offices where they also do other customer service tasks like answering phones, checking in patients and taking payments.
Medical Transcriptionist Education
Community colleges, trade schools and online colleges offer medical transcriptionist training. Community colleges offer an associate’s degree, which takes four semesters to complete, or a certificate, which takes two to three semesters.
Medical Transcriptionist Certifications
The entry-level medical transcriptionist certification is the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity’s Registered Medical Transcriptionist certification. With two years’ experience in an acute-care or multispecialty setting, you can take the association’s Certified Medical Transcriptionist exam.
Medical Transcriptionist Job Market
Medical transcriptionist employment will grow only 6 percent between 2010 and 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), much slower than most occupations. While aging Baby Boomers will increase the demand for healthcare services, improving speech-recognition technology is reducing the need for traditional medical transcriptionists whose work involves listening to recordings.
Some healthcare facilities offshore medical transcription work, but concerns about patient confidentiality limit this practice.
Medical Transcriptionist Salary
The median medical transcriptionist salary was $33,480 in 2011, the BLS says.
Centracare St. Cloud, MN
The Medical Transcriptionist is one who interprets and transcribes dictation by physicians and other health care professionals regarding patient assessment, work-up, therapeutic procedures, clinical course, diagnosis, prognosis, etc., in order to document patient care and facilitate delivery of health care services. Implements and abides by Customer Service Standards. Supports and implements patie...
National Reference Lab is seeking an Experienced Medical Transcriptionist to trasncribe codes and deliver descriptions on surgical pathology cases comprised of moderately difficult Medical Terminology. Accurately transcribe reports in a timely manner. Performs general clerical work to relieve medical, professional, and technical personnel on minor administrative and business details. Answers te...
Greenville Hospital System Greenville, SC, 29605
Responsible for transcription of patient medical information and other assigned typing duties. High School Diploma or equivalent with one (1) to two (2) years Medical Transcription experience required. Job related course work beyond High School preferred. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to respond to each applicant individually regarding the status of their application. Pleas...
Catholic Health Initiatives Louisville, KY, 40202
Job Summary: The transcriptionist shall be responsible for transcription of dictation by written and dictation equipment of all specimens received in the Pathology department. Clerical competence and good judgement are required, as errors could result in serious consequences to patients. The employee must have good communication skills and interact pleasantly and professionally with all coworkers...
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...
Medical Transcriptionist - Full-Time; M-F, 8a-4:30p; Responsible for the transcription medical re-ports, notes, letters and other dictation using designated word processing, dictation and transcriptions systems and ensures these reports are available in the patient encounter and transmitted to external entities for care purposes. Technical diploma required with Medical Terminology and 2-3 years ex...
Robert Half Phoenix, AZ
Description Summary: Responsible to edit notes after the provider has dictated the patients' visit, film review, phone call, notes, or other documents as necessary for patient care. Responsibilities: Primary duty is that of editing documents in the patient chart including formatting dictation to a common standard for each specific document. Occasionally, on immediate need basis receives physi...
Southern Ohio Medical Center Portsmouth, OH
High School Diploma or Equivalent Required General Summary: Works under the supervision of the Director of Health Information Management. The primary job function of the Medical Transcriptionist is to transcribe medical record reports and data according to established policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned. Education: GED/High School Diploma required; Courses in medical termi...
Company Confidential Bakersfield, CA, 93311
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Arnot Ogden Medical Center Elmira, NY, 14901
Description COME FIND YOUR PLACE! Arnot Health - Arnot Ogden Medical Center- Elmira, New York Job Summary: The Medical Transcriptionist I has the duty of transcribing reports of dictation, according to the transcription department format in a timely and accurate manner for inclusion in the patient's permanent medical record. Reports directly to the System Transcription Supervisor. This is not ...
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...
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....
Job Title: Medical Transcriptionist - Level 2 Req: 2014-0507 Location: Hospital Department: Health Information Services Schedule: Wk 1: Th 4 hrs (day);Tues, Fri 7:30am - 4pm wk 2 Th 4hrs (day) Tues, Fri 7:30am -4pm Job Description: I. PURPOSE OF JOB: ------------------ Transcribes all physician dictation on patients registered at Doylestown Hospital meeting internal and external standard...
Job Title: Medical Transcriptionist - Level 2 Req: 2014-0503 Location: Hospital Department: Health Information Services Schedule: Week 1: M 4 hrs (day); TH and Fr 7:30-4:30 Week 2 4 hours on Wed (day); Friday and Sat 7-3:30 Job Description: I. PURPOSE OF JOB: ------------------ Transcribes all physician dictation on patients registered at Doylestown Hospital meeting internal and external...
Greenville Health System Greenville, SC, 29601
Responsible for transcription of patient medical information and other assigned typing duties. Job Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent with one (1) to two (2) years Medical Transcription experience required. Job related course work beyond High School preferred. Due to the high volume of applicants, we are unable to respond to each applicant individually regarding the status of the...
Job Title: Medical Transcriptionist - Level 2 Req: 2014-0474 Location: Hospital Department: Health Information Services Schedule: wk 1 Su-Thu; wk2 Mon-Fri 3pm-11:30pm Job Description: I. PURPOSE OF JOB: ------------------ Transcribes all physician dictation on patients registered at Doylestown Hospital meeting internal and external standards for quality and turn- around time. Assures co...
Wyoming County Human Resources Houston, TX
Job Description: MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST Performs digital dictation from tapes of medical documents. Transcribes technical medical data from vocal delivery. Associate’s degree in Medical Transcription, Secretarial Science or related field; or two years of clerical experience of a medical nature involving the transcription of medical dictation; must have a strong knowledge of medical terminology...
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...
Getmedicaltranscriptionjobs Yardley, PA
Medical Transcriptionist Company Description: Busy Gastrointestinal Practice and Ambulatory Surgical Center Job Description: Job Summary: Under the direction of the Medical Director and Administrator, the Medical Transcriptionist is responsible for the following: Transcribe all dictation from a verbally dictated program Print the dictated physicians' correspondence, letters and general... View Fu...
Getmedicaltranscriptionjobs New York, NY
Medical Transcriptionist/Tape Recorded Minutes Company Description: The Genard Group Inc. is a full service temp agency. Job Description: -- -- Medical Transcriptionist sought to--Transcribe Tape Recorded Minutes for Quality Assurance We seek the help of a medical transcriptionist experienced in transcribing minutes of the Quality Assurance Committee(QAC) of the Board Meetings.... View Full Descr...
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$20,800.00 - $44,220.00
Typical Salary for Medical Transcriptionist
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Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
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Provides a record of patient care by transcribing and interpreting physicians' dictation into medical-legal documents.
Rate of Growth
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Administrative Writing Skills
Corrects spelling and medical terminology errors by using dictionary and medical reference books.
Performs data entry and data retrieval services, providing data for inclusion in medical records and for transmission to physicians.
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