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Medical Transcription

Medical Transcription, Medical Transcription Certification, Medical Transcription Classes


Medical Transcription professionals listen to dictated recordings made by Physicians and other Health Care Professionals and transcribe them into Medical Reports, correspondence, and other documents as required. Technology for this profession hasn’t changed radically for decades.  Medical Transcriptionists generally listen to recordings on a headset, using a foot pedal to pause the recording when necessary.   Text is typed into a computer or word processor and edited. The Medical Documents they produce include discharge summaries, physical examination reports, operative reports, consultation reports, autopsy reports, imaging diagnoses and referral letters.


The American Association for Medical Transcription (AAMT) awards the voluntary designation Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) after successful completion of an examination.  With experience, medical transcriptionists can advance to supervisory positions and consulting roles, working from the home. With additional education or training, some become Health Information Technicians, Coders, or Health Information Administrators.


Degrees for Careers in Medical Transcription


  • Associates in Medical Transcription
  • Certificate for Medical Transcription


Median Salaries for Medical Transcription Professionals


Medical Transcription


Medical Transcription Supervisor



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