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Medical transcriptionists listen to voice recordings that physicians and other healthcare workers make and convert them into written reports.

Median Annual Salary:

$36,800

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Job Description

Transcribes medical dictation, regardless of medical specialty, using a personal computer or word processor. Strong knowledge of grammar and punctuation. High school education with transcription skills and knowledge of medical terminology. May require postsecondary training in medical transcription.

Patient Contact

Low

Employment Outlook

Employment of medical transcriptionists is projected to decline 3 percent from 2018 to 2028. The growing volume of healthcare services is expected to continue to increase demand for transcription services. However, employment is projected to decline because of increased productivity stemming from technological advances and outsourcing.

Education

Postgraduate Degree – 1 - 2 Years