The medical transcriptionist is a key member of the healthcare team and plays an integral role in preparing the descriptive information of the patient’s medical record. This record may include medical history, diagnoses, treatments, physical examinations, and discharge summaries.
This Medical Transcription Program prepares students for employment as medical transcriptionists/medical language specialists in healthcare facilities including hospitals, physicians’ offices, clinics, medical transcription companies, or as independent contractors. Medical transcriptionists with experience may attain positions as certified language specialists, quality assurance specialists/editors, recruiters, trainers, transcription supervisors, and transcription managers. Most of the jobs in this area are home-based, making this field desirable for those individuals seeking flexible work schedules.
Students who score below the required levels on state-mandated placement tests in writing, reading, and mathematics must enroll in and complete the appropriate developmental courses before they enroll in some required program courses.
Courses are offered in a non-traditional format; students may contact the Program Director at email@example.com for scheduling information.
Graduate transcriptionists are eligible to take the national certification exam offered by the Association for Health Care Documentation Integrity (AHDI) to become a Registered Medical Transcriptionist (RMT). Information regarding eligibility and scheduling of the exam is available through the Program Director.
Note: This program requires stron keyboarding skils. A minimim of 45 wpm is required. Students who are weak in this area should take either OST 1100C Keyboarding, or OST 1142C Microcomputer Keyboarding I, prior to the beginning the program.