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.
Job Description: Description: Busy practice needs a strong Medical Transcriptionist with proven experience! Local medical practice is looking for seasoned Medical Transcriptionist. Looking for a serious candidate who has 3 years transcription experience at a minimum. This is an exciting and ultramodern role in which you will also be responsible for some general clerical duties including answering...
Company Confidential Germantown, TN, 38138
Job Purpose: Provides a record of patient care by transcribing and interpreting physicians' dictation into medical-legal documents. Duties: * Prepares work to be accomplished by gathering and sorting transcription tapes and written instructions. * Determines format and content by following written or dictated instructions. * Prepares documents by using transcription equipment; applying knowle...
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...
Company Confidential Willow Grove, PA, 19090
Medical Transcriptionist / Administrative Assistant A large specialty physician practice in Montgomery County is looking for a qualified candidate to fill a Medical Transcriptionist/Administrative Assistant role. Medical transcriptionist functions include transcribing/proofreading reports, making necessary corrections on a timely basis and tracking and following-up with physicians and staff throu...
Company Confidential Bakersfield, CA, 93311
Medical Transcriptionist Salary & Xclt. Benefits Fax Resume -327-1356...
Medical Transcriptionist position are required to transcribe the dictations of physicians and other healthcare professionals regarding patient assessment, workup, therapeutic procedures, clinical course, diagnosis, prognosis, etc., in order to document patient care. Nexus Transcriptionists are required to type all medically dictated cases in chronological order of due time. Transcriptionists are r...
Company Confidential Lakeland, FL, 33803
Medical Transcriptionist: Busy Orthopaedic Practice Seeking a Full Time Medical Transcriptionist. Applicant will work with the healthcare providers to create and complete professional medical documentation for patient encounters, ancillary services and procedure records. Prior Medical transcribing required. Knowledge of orthopaedic terminology, EHR template creation / modification, eFaxing and exc...
Job Description: There is an immediate need for a Medical Transcriptionist/Scribe with Medical Assisting experience for one of our Brandon locations. Resume MUST reflect a minimum of 2 years of working experience as a Medical Transcriptionist/Scribe in a PHYSICIAN OFFICE SETTING working alongside with the Physician in taking vitals, patient history/physical and chief complaint, updating medicatio...
Company Confidential Fall River, MA, 02720
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONIST Busy, well-established multi-specialty surgery center in Fall River is looking an experienced Medical Transcriptionist. MonFri. Full time This is NOT an at home position. Candidate must demonstrate ability to work independently, efficiently and meet required deadlines. In addition, they must possess excellent typing skills specializing in GI, Orthopedic, GYN, etc. Wor...
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...
Company Confidential Bakersfield, CA, 93301
In House Medical Transcriptionist Or High Speed Typist wanted. FT. Xclt benefits, Must provide current typing certificate. Fax resume to 661-327-1356...
Part Time Experienced Radiology Transcriptionist Hours 9am-1pm Monday-Friday Responsible for transcribing Radiology reports for 3-4 Radiologists We are looking for a dependable person who works well with others...
MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTIONISTCRIBE- Being downsized due to EHR? Fast-paced multi-physician office is seeking a medical transcriptionist with orthopedic experience to work as a clinical scribe. Medical vocabulary, editing skills, and orthopedic transcription skills are a must. Applicant must be energetic, comfortable working with the public, and a team player. Duties include accompanying the physician i...
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...
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...
In search of Medical Transcriptionist for busy oral surgery practice. Prior experience preferred. Please send resumes to: ***** or by fax to 217-546-9473 Attn: Kristen....
Clerical Medical Transcriptionist Busy multi-specialty clinic is looking for an experienced, full-time, in house Medical Transcriptionist. Candidate must have 3-5 years experience, excellent grammar & spelling, ability to type 60 wpm, knowledge of medical terminology and excellent communication and organization skills. Submit resume with transcript of grades to: Mason City Clinic Attn: Ashley...
Company Confidential Norristown, PA, 19403
Medical Transcriptionist--In-Office Established Integrative Medicine practice in King of Prussia, PA area is seeking an In Office Medical Transcriptionist. Must have superior medical terminology and computer skills. This is a part time position offering three days per week; approx 24--26 hours. MUST BE FLEXIBLE! Please email resume to ***** or fax to 610-630-9599 attn: Jody....
Company Confidential Dallas, TX, 75205
Local DFW medical gynecologic pathology laboratory currently seeking an experienced, self-motivated Medical Transcriptionist. Must have a strong background in pathology transcription with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced healthcare environment. Responsibilities · Transcribe surgical pathology reports from pathologist using a dictation system · Submit reports in to operating system · L...
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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.
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Administrative Writing Skills
Returns dictated reports in printed or electronic form for physician's review, signature, and corrections, and for inclusion in patient's medical record.
Keeps equipment operational by following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures.
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