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Medical Transcriptionist

This ADHI-certified and approved program will give you the foundation you’ll need to get started in the medical transcriptionist career field.

Medical Transcriptionist

This ADHI-certified and approved program will give you the foundation you’ll need to get started in the medical transcriptionist career field.

22 Weeks

Program Length

RHDS (AHDI)®

Certification

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Career Insight

What does a Medical Transcriptionist do?

Generally speaking, as a medical transcriptionist, you’ll listen to audio recordings of healthcare specialists – doctors, nurses, etc. – and transcribe them. However, you should know that medical transcriptionists also format recordings following industry standards, proofread documents generated by voice-recognition software, and make sure that all medical terminology in a document is used correctly. Keep in mind that the main job of transcriptionists is checking that all records and reports they produce are precise and correct in their written form.

Some of your day-to-day tasks will include:

 Listening to doctor’s audio notes and accurately typing them in an approved format

Interpreting medical terminology

 Examining text files generated by speech-recognition technology

Identifying & correcting mistakes

33,000

JOBS OPENINGS AVAILABLE IN THE US
 
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics projects this to be a stable career with a good pay scale, forecasting over 33,000 jobs openings for medical transcriptionists assistants over the next 5 years. According to salary.com, “the average Medical Records Transcriptionist salary in the United States is $48,823 as of February 25, 2022, but the range typically falls between $43,489 and $54,420.”
 

Note: Salaries can vary widely depending on education, experience, employer, and even geographic area. Job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights, salary.com, and the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Data is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

 

JOB OUTLOOK

Potential Career Paths

Physician practices, hospitals, and other health care providers rely on medical transcriptionists for day-to-day support, so job prospects for this field are strong. The majority of medical transcriptionists and medical transcription editors work from home, setting their own hours and getting paid by what they produce. The more you work, the more you get paid. However, some medical transcription editors are employed on-site at hospitals or clinics, in a more professional, controlled atmosphere.

This program will educate you in medical terminology, types of clinical documents, style guidelines, nomenclature, and measurement and numeration, and it will prepare you to take the AHDI Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) certification exam. Individuals who have earned the RHDS credential have the skills to find jobs as:

Medical Transcriptionist

 Medical Transcription Editor

Medical Records Transcriptionist

JOB OUTLOOK

Potential Career Paths

Physician practices, hospitals, and other health care providers rely on medical transcriptionists for day-to-day support, so job prospects for this field are strong. The majority of medical transcriptionists and medical transcription editors work from home, setting their own hours and getting paid by what they produce. The more you work, the more you get paid. However, some medical transcription editors are employed on-site at hospitals or clinics, in a more professional, controlled atmosphere.

This program will educate you in medical terminology, types of clinical documents, style guidelines, nomenclature, and measurement and numeration, and it will prepare you to take the AHDI Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) certification exam. Individuals who have earned the RHDS credential have the skills to find jobs as:

Medical Transcriptionist

Medical Transcription Editor

Medical Records Transcriptionist

33,000

JOB OPENINGS AVAILABLE IN THE US
 
The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics projects this to be a stable career with a good pay scale, forecasting over 33,000 jobs openings for medical transcriptionists assistants over the next 5 years. According to salary.com, “the average Medical Records Transcriptionist salary in the United States is $48,823 as of February 25, 2022, but the range typically falls between $43,489 and $54,420.”
 

Note: Salaries can vary widely depending on education, experience, employer, and even geographic area. Job and salary information is from Burning Glass Labor Insights, salary.com, and the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics. Data is updated annually to reflect industry changes.

 

Here's How It Works

GET TRAINED

Learn at your own pace with our expert-led online training modules.

TAKE EXAMS

Review past quizzes and tests, and take advantage of skills demonstrations and activities to prepare for the certification exam.

CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS

NTI's Career Services team will connect you with employers hiring for entry-level roles in your field.

Here's How It Works

GET TRAINED

Learn at your own pace with our expert-let online training modules.

TAKE EXAMS

Review past quizzes and tests, and take advantage of skills demonstrations and activities to prepare for the certification exam.

CONNECT WITH EMPLOYERS

NTI's Career Services team will connect you with employers hiring for entry-level roles in your field.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Medical Transcriptionist

The Medical Transcriptionist program is designed to equip you with the foundational skills necessary to work as a Medical Transcriptionist or Medical Transcription Editor and to provide the knowledge to sit for the AHDI Registered Healthcare Documentation Specialist (RHDS) national certification exam.

This online certification program allows you to study at your own pace and can be completed in as little as 22 weeks. The primary areas of study in this course include types of clinical documents, style guidelines, nomenclature, and measurement and numeration. Facility best practices and sample reports will also be explored.

 

Scheduling Details

Schedule: Coursework available 24/7

Total Course Hours: 440

Estimated Completion Time: 

Set your own pace…You decide how quickly you want to get certified.

  • Students who commit 20 hours/week can complete in 22 weeks.
  • Students who commit 10 hours/week can complete in 44 weeks.

Maximum time to complete: Students have access to the online course materials for 12 months.

Instruction & Evaluation Strategies
  • Expert-led online video training
  • Skills demonstrations, simulations, and online activities to aid learning
  • Quizzes and Exams
Books and Materials Used:
  • Book of Style & Standards for Clinical Documentation Workbook (AHDI eBook)
  • Book of Style and Standards for Clinical Documentation (eBook)

Textbooks are included in the cost of tuition.

Outline/Lessons
  • Lesson 1: The Clinical Record
  • Lesson 2: Standards of Style
  • Lesson 3: Measurement and Quantitation
  • Lesson 4: Speciality Standards, Part 1
  • Lesson 5: Specialty Standards, Part 2
  • Lesson 6: Facility Best Practices
Upon successful completion students will be able to:
  • Distinguish between a variety of clinical documents.
  • Identify best practices in editing.
  • Use correct punctuation, capitalization, and grammar in clinical documents.
  • Identify style rules related to numerical values in the clinical record.
  • Model proper use of style rules in a variety of medical specialties.
  • Outline recommendations for writing policies and procedures related to standard text and templates.

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In addition to offering comprehensive student support dedicated to helping you reach your goals, NTI’s online programs work within your schedule. Call today at (469) 930-2404 to connect with an advisor or fill out the form below. We’re here to help!

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